Watch: Nicolle Wallace Rips Trump To Shreds Over His Mental State
On Wednesday, while discussing last night’s State of the Union Address, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace called out Donald Trump for his mental state.
The “Deadline: White House” anchor played a highlight reel of the insults Trump made during his SOTU address.
“That says it all, I don’t really have anything to add,” said the host.
Peter Baker, a chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, also called out the president.
“When he gets up there last night in the House chamber and he reads from that speech that was written for him, that’s what doesn’t feel very authentic, because it doesn’t sound like him — it doesn’t sound like the Donald Trump we’ve come to know,” Baker explained. “It’s a ritual he feels obviously he needs to go through that, but I don’t think it will define how this next year will go out how he’s planning to communicate his politics and his positions to the country.”
Wallace read a quote from Baker’s Times story previewing Trump’s speech.
“He recounted again the story of what he considered Senator John McCain’s betrayal in voting against advancing a measure to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care program. Although Mr. McCain has since died, Mr. Trump remains upset,” Baker wrote, with Michael Grynbaum.
“Although Mr. McCain has died — Peter had to write that sentence,” Wallace pointed out.
“‘By the way,’ Mr. Trump said, ‘he wrote a book and the book bombed,” The Times continued.
“Commenting on the sales of a deceased, decorated senator’s book is rather remarkable for even this particular president,” Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire chimed in.
“Forget that he’s the president, if he were my grandfather, would I take him for a brain scan,” Wallace noted. “That’s bizarre behavior.”
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