On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was discussing Donald Trump’s possible decision to pull out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) when she pinpointed the reason for the president’s hate towards NATO.
It was reported on Tuesday that Trump plans to pull out of NATO, something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been wanting the U.S. to do for years.
During an altercation between Wallace and Rick Stengel, the former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, the MSNBC host claimed that the reason for Trump wanting to leave NATO was because of his ties to Russia.
Stengel noted that Russia had worked for years to sow discord in the treaty organization but that never “in his wildest vodka-induced dreams did Vladimir Putin ever think an American president would undermine” NATO.
“I don’t quite understand the genesis of where Trump’s animosity to NATO has come from,” he added.
“Well, why is it a mystery?” Wallace pressed. “It’s because Putin hates NATO.”
“I think we should stop guessing,” Wallace said. “We have our answer — Trump’s not smart!”
The altercation between the host and Stengel would continue. Take a look at the video clip below: