Last week, we caught Nicolle Wallace admitting to having a “visceral reaction” [read, disdain deep in her gut] for Jim Jordan.
But if Wallace can’t stomach Jordan, her dislike pales compared to the incandescent hatred she harbors for Donald Trump, whom she delights in describing as “the disgraced, twice-impeached, four-times indicted, ex-president.”
And just when you thought Wallace might have scraped the bottom of her insult barrel for Trump, she managed to sink even lower during the Wednesday edition of her MSNBC show.
Wallace actually suggested that Trump was like her disobedient dog rolling in . . . “horse poop.” Wallace went scatological in offering her explanation as to why Trump was fined for a second time by the judge presiding over his civil fraud trial in New York for violating his gag order.
“Today, the big fraud—as has been found in a court of law, not being described by a news anchor—couldn’t take it. Couldn’t take the heat. Lost any ability to control his impulses.
“I have Vizslas. And so all of the training about that breed is about impulse control. Teaching them not to run after the squirrel. Not to roll in horse poop. Trump has less impulse control than a hunting dog!”
No MSNBC watchers will find the Trump-dog comparison “dehumanizing.”
Speaking of a lack of impulse control, note Wallace’s inability to resist the urge to don her Freudian cap and claim that Trump is “allergic” to the word “shrunk.”
Note: As someone who shares his life with a Vizsla, I take umbrage at Wallace’s suggestion that the breed suffers from an unusual lack of impulse control. Bundi, pictured here, loves to roll on bristly grass to give himself a good back rub. But poop? Speak for yourself, Nicolle!
Here’s the transcript.
Deadline White House
4:14 pm EDT
NEAL KATYAL: To start with, what an extraordinary moment that just happened in court. You have the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, and current criminal defendant, and current civil defendant, Donald Trump, testifying in open court and having a judge say, I find you not credible.
And Trump occasioned this, basically by having blatant disregard for a judge’s orders. Andrew and I and Lisa all know it. A judge tells you not to comment about something, you shut up, plain and simple.
And here, the judge had good reason for this gag order. He feared violence, and feared intimidation. And what’s Trump’s defense? Oh, I wasn’t doing it against the clerk, I was doing it, saying it about Michael Cohen. I mean, it speaks volumes about Trump’s character that his defense, or his remarks, as he was actually launching a public attack on a witness, instead of on a clerk. That’s his defense!
And, you know, I worry about it for the future. Because I think that this $10,000 fine is not that large, in the end, you know. Certainly not for Trump. I mean, if the trial proved anything, it’s that Trump isn’t as wealthy as he wants people to think he is. But $10,000 fine is not going to do it.
And if this behavior continues, as I suspect it unfortunately will, I think we are look at the prospect of jailing the former president.
NICOLLE: You know, Russ [Buettner of the New York Times,] there is an historic sort of thud, right, to hear that sentence uttered. There’s also something so on brand about the buffoonery, about the fraud. And this is how he rolls. This is what your meticulous, Pulitzer Prize winning, reporting yielded years and years and years and years before this lawsuit even existed.
This is the same Trump story. This is the same reaction to reality. Which is that Trump, Trump’s wealth was never as big as he said it was. All of it came from his father. He squandered and lost a lot of it. He didn’t grow it, he actually shrunk it. A word he seems allergic to.
And today, the big fraud—as has been found in a court of law not described by a news anchor—couldn’t take it! Couldn’t take the heat. Lost any ability to control his impulses.
I have Viszlas. And so, all of the training for that breed is about impulse control. Teaching them not to run after the squirrel. Not to roll in horse poop. Trump has less impulse control than a hunting dog!
Couldn’t keep himself out of trouble. But the story has to be familiar to you.
RUSS BUETTNER: Absolulely, that’s the first thing I thought when I, when I heard about this. Was, he just has, throughout his life, impulse-control problems.