MSNBC's Wallace Inserts Anti-Sarah Palin Jab into Trump Discussion

On Tuesday's Deadline: White House, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace again demonstrated that she is still obsessed with Sarah Palin's part in the 2008 presidential campaign as she found a way to work an anti-Palin jab into a discussion of Republican Jeff Flake publicly condemning President Donald Trump.

 

 

After right-leaning MSNBC contributor and Trump critic Charlie Sykes recalled the President's public feud with Myesha Johnson -- the widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson -- Wallace took a shot at the former Republican vice presidential nominee as she turned to fellow Republican-leaning MSNBC contributor Elise Jordan and, out of nowhere, posed:

Elise, someone around this White House said to me, "Nicolle, you know what it's like. Imagine if Sara Palin had won." That's how they described the Trump White House.

As if there were some reason to believe a President Sarah Palin would have gotten into a dispute with the family of a fallen soldier and resisted trying to smooth things over, Jordan went along with the premise as she lamented:

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And you think it couldn't get any lower, but it always can. That's what I am most concerned about going forward, you know, in a week where you see the commander-in-chief call out the wife of a fallen soldier, a widow, argue with her publicly in her moment of deepest grief, and you think, "How could he go any lower?" But the amazing thing about Donald Trump is he always can.

It was just a few weeks ago that Wallace oddly found that the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal coverup reminded her of what it was like to work with Palin on the 2008 presidential campaign.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Tuesday, October 24, Deadline: White House on MSNBC:

CHARLIE SYKES: This is not a feud -- this is not a Twitter war. This is a fundamental fight for the soul of the conservative movement, and I think a lot of conservatives and Republicans have been numbed into thinking that somehow this is normal, that if, in fact, you do dissent from this, if you do talk about the cruelty, the meanness, the lying and all of that, that somehow you are betraying conservative principles. Exactly the opposite is true. And it is interesting the euphemisms Republicans use to describe this. I read an article talking about Donald Trump's brashness or that we're objecting to his personality. No, this is character. These are fundamental issues of human decency. And I do think that all of those are in play, and I would urge everybody to go watch Jeff Flake's speech because this was an eloquent and a powerful plea for a return to fundamental decency in American politics because that is exactly what is at stake right now.

NICOLLE WALLACE: Elise, someone around this White House said to me, "Nicolle, you know what it's like. Imagine if Sara Palin had won." That's how they described the Trump White House.

(Elise Jordan sighs)

ELISE JORDAN: And you think it couldn't get any lower, but it always can. That's what I am most concerned about going forward, you know, in a week where you see the commander-in-chief call out the wife of a fallen soldier, a widow, argue with her publicly in her moment of deepest grief, and you think, "How could he go any lower?" But the amazing thing about Donald Trump is he always can. And that's why I think it's just enough is enough. I mean, we have seen what this man's character is. More people need to be speaking out, and I commend Jeff Flake for what he did today.


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