This was sick. Like Shakespeare's three witches cackling over Macbeth's impending doom, Nicolle Wallace and two of her guests today threw poisoned entrails in their cauldron as they fantasized ill for President Trump.
Two of the reveries were outright violent. First up was "GOP strategist" Rick Wilson, who declared "Trump isn't magic, he isn't invulnerable. If you cut him, he'll still bleed." Wilson has a history of bloody fantasies about President Trump. Back in May, we caught him advising Democrats to up the Trump admin "body count," while encouraging them to inflict a "death of 1,000 cuts," and to "raise the pain level." Wilson is one unwell dude.
Later, MSNBC contributor and Bloomberg Opinion editor Tim O'Brien fantasized President Trump being hit by a car going 80 MPH. He imagined Trump "dumped in the middle of this highway where there are cars zipping past at about 80 miles an hour . . . If he steps in the wrong direction, he's going to get hurt."
O'Brien also gleefully exulted that it was "delicious" how "quickly it's unraveling" for Trump.
For her part, Wallace eschewed violent fantasies, offering instead a lurid sexual metaphor. Saying "I don't know how much seedier it can get," Wallace described Trump & Co. as "hookers in a whorehouse."
Question: how much seedier can it get than Nicolle Wallace and her nightly parade of Trump haters spewing this kind of garbage?
Here's the transcript.
Deadline White House
4:15 pm EDT
RICK WILSON: This is never going to end well. Trump isn’t magic, he isn’t invulnerable. If you cut him, he’ll still bleed on this thing.
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NICOLLE WALLACE: One of the things I keep hearing, sort of the counter-narratives, that Democrats have to keep this simple. I don’t know how much simpler or seedier it can. I mean, this is, you said. Gambling in the casino. This is hookers in a whorehouse, this is Rudy Giuliani mobbing up foreign policy, full stop.
TIM O'BRIEN: One of the startling and delicious aspects of all this is how quickly it’s unraveling. When you think about the Mueller investigation was two years long. There were a lot of unknowns, it felt opaque. There were a lot of names. It felt very complicated to voters, and the journalists, everyone watching it. And then suddenly, you have the President reaching into the glass box and just hitting the plunger on the TNT box himself —
WALLACE: And then releasing the transcript where he does it. It’s
O'BRIEN: Because he’s profoundly ignorant. He doesn’t really understand any of this stuff. And because -- you know he’s never had adult supervision his whole life. He sort of had crossing guards who get him from one side of the road to another, and now he’s been dumped in the middle of this highway where there are cars zipping past him at about 80 miles an hour, he doesn’t know where to go. If he steps in the wrong way, in the wrong direction, he’s going to get hurt.