Former White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace on Thursday torched Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wi) after he was blindsided by Donald Trump’s decisions to side with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the debt ceiling.
Wallace was discussing whether Trump’s decision to accept Pelosi and Schumer’s proposal will impact the speaker’s relationship with the president, describing it as “toxic waste.”
“I mean, if you’re Paul Ryan’s adviser or Mitch McConnell’s adviser, what do you tell them to do today?” Wallace asked. As a guest insisted the correct answer is basically what “you saw Paul Ryan do today,” Wallace let it rip.
“With his tail between his legs walk out and admit he was totally humiliated by the president that he’s taken guff from for seven months?” Wallace asked. “I don’t respect that answer. Why can’t Paul Ryan be a man and say, ‘he’s treated me like crap. He’s cyber bullied me. You know, I bit my tongue when he did things that were racist and misogynist but I’m done with that. I’m going to speak my mind.”
Wallace argued Ryan and McConnell should speak up “to save their dignity.”
“Why can’t they do what Chuck and Nancy do, when they agree with him, and work with him, and when they don’t, don’t?” Wallace asked.