Quantcast
Connect with us

Nicolle Wallace tells Colbert why she cursed at Fox News host Laura Ingraham — and that she left the GOP

Published

on

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace (Photo: Screen capture)

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” Wednesday after spending hours analyzing the impeachment hearings that began that morning.

One of the first things Colbert asked about was the recent smackdown from Wallace about Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her guests going after Col. Alexander Vindman. Ingraham proposed that because Vindman was born in Ukraine that he was somehow a traitor to the United States for coming forward about President Donald Trump’s admitted crimes.

ADVERTISEMENT

“You were upset over Laura Ingraham’s questioning the patriotism of Vindman, who was one of the national security officials listening in on the call, and testified that this was not good,” Colbert explained.

After playing the clip, Wallace got a huge round of applause she tried to quiet. It prompted Colbert to ask if she regretted it, and that was why she was trying to tamp down the applause.

“No. So, I got the swear jar in my house. And my seven-year-old is like, ‘$20, mom!'” Wallace said. “And it’s like his favorite thing to watch! Like, ‘can I see you say chickensh*t again?’ Look, my problem with that specifically, and just the galling nature of that exchange was that, one, Laura Ingraham knows better. She’s a lot of things. Stupid isn’t one of them. What she teed-up there with John Yu, who you know very well. You were very aware of it at the same time. He knows better. He worked at the highest levels of the Justice Department. He knows Col. Vindman isn’t a spy. So, just to leave it out there like, ‘Oh, I don’t know. Isn’t it weird they speak in another language? Ooo, maybe a spy, next question,’ is so reckless, so scary. It represents the debasement not just of the right but the debasement of what happens on that program.”

Colbert quoted Wallace saying in the past that she thinks the Fox hosts’ souls have been kidnapped. He said he took issue with it because people kidnapped don’t cooperate with their kidnappers.

“And, look, if you watched the testimony today, they had seven different ways to have their souls hijacked,” Wallace said. “They were like, ‘Oh, that didn’t work, try this. Calling Vindman a spy didn’t get Trump out of the trouble he was in, let’s try this. We’ll say the Ukrainians didn’t know we were withholding aid. Then it’s not a crime.’ I mean, it’s just ludicrous excuse after ludicrous excuse. Yesterday’s talking points went out to the Republicans. And, like, before they hit ‘Send’ Donald Trump had undermined them. If I had any capacity for sympathy for my old party it would be so sad; it would be so sad it would be embarrassing. But I don’t.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“You say your old party, so you’re no longer a Republican?” Colbert asked.

Wallace said she’s still registered as one because reregistering is more effort she can manage, “but I’m not a practicing Republican.”

Watch the interview below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s

Published

on

During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.

“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump argues Biden is the candidate of ‘needless death’ — on the ‘worst day of the pandemic’

Published

on

President Donald Trump attempted to brand former Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate of "needless death" during a Friday night campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida.

"Biden is the candidate of endless wars and needless deaths," Trump argued, as coronavirus fatalities continue to mount.

"The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, with more new cases reported across the country on Friday than on any other single day since the pandemic began," The New York Times reported Friday.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Jared and Ivanka threaten to sue the Lincoln Project for ‘enormous’ damages over Times Square billboards on COVID: report

Published

on

Attorneys representing Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue the Lincoln Project over two Times Square billboards criticizing the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lincoln Project posted a copy of a letter sent by attorney Marc Kasowitz.

"I am writing concerning the false, malicious and defamatory ads that the Lincoln Project is displaying on billboards in Times Square," Kasowitz wrote.

"Those ads show Ms. Trump smiling and gesturing toward a death count of Americans and New Yorkers, and attribute to Mr. Kushner the statement that "[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that's their problem" (alteration in original), with body bags underneath," the letter read.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE