Nicolle Wallace shuts down conservative lobbyist for blaming botched Puerto Rico response on ‘Mother Nature’
After one panelist on Nicolle Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” show on MSNBC was “way too polite” to a Trump supporter who blamed the president’s disastrous response to Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane crisis on “Mother Nature” and the island’s leaders, the host took matters into her own hands.
“You did have some mayors and some local response, especially in San Juan, that was quite poor,” conservative lobbyist Matt Schalpp said, echoing Trump’s attacks on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. “You wanna federalize and nationalize everything and we think the White House can solve all our problems.”
“Matt, we don’t wanna nationalize everything, but when people are begging for their lives, it’s not the right time for the president of the United States to trash talk them on Twitter,” Wallace responded, referencing those same Twitter barbs shot from the president’s Bedminster golf course the weekend after Hurricane Maria hit the island territory.
“That’s gonna have to be the last word, when you get your own show here you can get the last word,” she said, shutting him down.
Watch Wallace and her co-panelists slam the conservative lobbyist below.