MSNBC is having all kinds of problems lately – particularly when it comes to its breathless hype of a phony allegation against Joe Biden that’s falling apart by the minute, and should never have been given credence by the network to begin with. But 4pm host Nicolle Wallace is a bastion of integrity for MSNBC – which is why Donald Trump is now going berserk about her.
The AP reported today that Tara Reade is now admitting she never filed a sexual harassment or sexual assault complaint about Joe Biden to begin with, and she’s now claiming that she merely filed a report about feeling “uncomfortable.” Even before that, Nicolle Wallace stated on her show this week that Republicans don’t care if Reade is telling the truth, they just want to “smear” Biden. Trump is taking objection to this, in particularly incoherent and offensive fashion.
Trump tweeted this: “She was thrown off The View like a dog, Zero T.V. Personas. Now Wallace is a 3rd rate lapdog for Fake News MSDNC (Concast). Doesn’t have what it takes!” He also quoted one of his lackeys, who referred to MSNBC as “MSLSD.” It sounds like someone is on LSD here, but it’s not Nicolle Wallace. It’s also telling that the ever-illiterate Trump didn’t even try to spell “Nicolle” – which has an unusual spelling – and went straight for her last name instead.
We think Donald Trump has further given something away here. He’ll rant and rave in sexist fashion about a good reporter like Nicolle Wallace over how she’s handling the Biden allegation, but he’s still largely afraid to touch the Biden allegation itself. Trump seems to understand that this phony Biden scandal is a hand grenade, and he doesn’t want to be the one holding it.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report