‘He’d get himself indicted!’ MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace mocks idea of unscripted Trump playing into Mueller's hands
Nicolle Wallace (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace mocked NBC's chief political correspondent's suggestion that President Donald Trump should have ad-libbed his State of the Union address.

Chuck Todd said the president never really connected with his material, and he said the White House should have let him improvise more during the congressional address -- but other panelists laughed.

"Do you follow the president on Twitter?" Wallace said. "He'd get himself indicted if he ripped. The White House is in a duel with (Robert) Mueller's investigators about whether or not he can be interviewed."

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt also wasn't impressed by Trump's first State of the Union address -- which he said would quickly be forgotten in the administration's chaos.

"I think this is a speech that will not be long remembered," Schmidt said. "His words will float up like smoke from a fire and dissipate. In 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours from now, we'll see the typical recklessness, the looseness, the tweet out of left field that will extinguish this moment of supposed normalcy from our minds, I suspect, pretty quickly."