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Nicolle Wallace Shares Her Thoughts on Trump’s Coronavirus Response

March 10, 2020

-How are you? Welcome back.
-I’m great. -Well, thanks for having
me back. -I want to get right into it. You were an actual
communications director at a White House. -Not a celebrated one at that.
-No. Well, we didn’t realize
at the time how important it was to have
communications directed. -Yeah. -But you worked in the
Bush White House, and now you are seeing
this White House, which is not —
I would say communications is not its strength. To be fair,
they have very few strengths. But what do you feel
at a time like this, when messaging is so important? How do you perceive
what’s happening right now? -So, this is one of those things
that I wish we were wrong about, people who are critical
and who see the flaws. This is one of those ones where
when Donald Trump says, “Oh, a miracle is going to take
corona away,” that’s like the one-in-a-million
things where I’m like, “Ooh, I wish he were right.” -But the prob– And, look,
here’s the other thing. I mean, we have
a global pandemic, and he’s “liar, liar,
pants on fire” president who saw this coming. I mean, this was where it was
always going to land. -Right. -We were always going to need
him to have more credibility on the world stage,
to level with us, and to be more competent
than he is when our health and our family’s
health was on the line. And, sadly, it took something
like this, I think, to even shake the confidence of
some members of his base. A virus doesn’t have
a political affiliation. -I guess time will tell
if it actually is shaking the confidence
of his base, because it is interesting. Certainly, in the early stages,
we are seeing very smart people,
very talented people who are trying to deal
with this crisis who are, as we pointed out, also trying
to do this sort of triangulation of also figuring
out how not to offend him. Are you surprised
when you see — -Oh, the “dear leader” stuff?
-Yeah. When you see brilliant doctors
who are making the choice to say like,
“And, also, let me just say you are
doing a really good job, too.” -Yeah, look, I don’t know where
that chip comes from. I mean, I think it’s part of
the reward structure. And he’s very, you know,
off with your head, anyone that doesn’t tell him
he’s brilliant. But, I mean, you cover the same
stories I do every day. The things people say to him, especially when the
public safety is on the line, are really, really troubling. -You obviously went through
some crises in your time as
a communications director. Each is different. How did you deal with
the ones that you faced in your time in The White House? -We were ready for the bird flu. That was the pandemic
that we were prepared for. And people like to joke that
Bush wasn’t steeped in history, but he read every — He was
reading books about the plague. We were all given sort of
take-home reading about how things spread. We were drilling
on Saturdays and Sundays, red teams and blue teams,
for how something would, you know, go from city to city. And you look at the way this
White House communicates, it’s all about goosing
the stock market. I mean, no one even seems
to have in mind — I don’t — You know,
if you’ve got kids in school and you go to work,
you rely on sort of the infrastructure and the
trustworthy flow of information to make decisions about how to
keep your family safe. And that’s where I think
if this goes on, no one is — Again, the coronavirus is not
Donald Trump’s fault, but everything he’s done in
exaggerating about the status of tests and lying about
its severity and saying it will just
go away, that’s all on him. -Well, we talked
about this, as well, the idea that it’s not his fault — right? —
that it started, but if it had
started under Obama, Donald Trump would be
the guy on “Fox & Friends” saying it was his fault. -He was.
-It was Obama’s fault. -During Ebola,
he was on Twitter every day, saying, you know, “Keep them all
out, lock the borders.” I mean, during Ebola, he did
more fearmongering than anyone. -I feel like somebody
should go to him and say, “Hey, you don’t have to do this
because you’re Donald Trump, And there’s not another one like
you out there right now.” -I feel like someone
should go and say, “Look, we’ve had
to take down the comms. The Wi-Fi is out And you’re going to have three
weeks to golf, no Twitter.” And his approval rating
would go up. -Yeah.
-We’d be safer. -But he couldn’t stay off —
-We’d be safer. His approval rating would go up. The doctors could function
without, as you said, the, you know, intermittent, “Dear Leader, you’re so good
at science” baloney. And we would have
a direct line of communication from real experts.


  • Reply ZENSIBLE March 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    She's Sexy!

  • Reply suzanne adamson March 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    The *ss-kissers are coached ahead of air time, obviously, & rewarded in some way.

  • Reply Rose Johnson-Tsosie March 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    "The Last President" written in 1900 and the adventures of Barron Trump.

  • Reply Short Humor Clips March 10, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    so i guess she helped push the Iraq war. i would argue that's worst.

  • Reply Jennifer Gross March 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    He had two months to prepare for this.

  • Reply Alan CK March 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Love Nicolle Wallace!!!! Dear leader baloney line was too funny, and true!!!!!!

  • Reply Anna Zampi March 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    She is" Biuetifull. 💗

  • Reply Noel Ryan March 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    The only hope that the GOP has of saving the proverbial 'snowball's hope in hell' rests with Nicolle and Chris Wallace, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski! Otherwise, the Conservative side of politics seems to have gone over to the dark side. Faux News be damned!

  • Reply Nelson Gonzalez March 10, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    You know, since all this started, I’ve noticed that Trump and a virus have so much in common; they’re both microscopic parasites that lack the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of it’s host.

  • Reply Helen Stanford March 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    After Trump called WA Governor Jay Inslee a "snake" at his CDC "meeting," all Inslee referred to Trump as was "background noise," and is dealing like most state governors: without any help from the so-called "leader" of the country.

  • Reply RansomeStoddard March 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I heard on Fox News that the Corona Virus is a liberal cuck. It's just trying to make Trump look bad during an election year. The virus has teamed up with Shifty Shift and Shumer to try to hurt his re-election.

    Yes, you all roll your eyes but honestly, how long will it be before we see something like that in the comments section?

  • Reply mtrotter2 March 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    It's DEFINITELY Obama's fault.

  • Reply Mats K March 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I like her alot.

  • Reply Josie Fox March 10, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Both Reagan and Bush were also awful presidents for the working classes, minorities and women and suave commentators just like this woman lied mercilessly to the American people about those guys as well. Reaganite trickle down economics ruined America's middle class and turned American capitalism into casino games controlled by the American oligarchy. Trump is a massive distraction from what's going on behind the scenes which is that they are destroying the American government from the inside.

  • Reply ELEPHANT UNBOUND March 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Coronavirus is a deep state Fake News democrat plot

  • Reply Just Me March 10, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    All dictators's REQUIRE being "fawned over" and larded daily with constant attention and praise. When you stop praising the dictator, he kicks you out of his administration. It really IS as simple as that. So is tRump.

  • Reply s r March 10, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Trump is bad, but lets not whitewash Bush as a terrible warcriminal that needs to be tried for his crimes. Don't bring on people from his administration and try to galavant them around like this was the good ol days. These people brought us to where we are now.

  • Reply Trisha Ann March 10, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    We should turn on fox news, get him a bucket of chicken and a copy of mein kamph (for children with pics) and just hope he wears himself out playing and needs a nap so everyone else will have some time to figure out what to do about coronavirus.

  • Reply Beatle Stories March 10, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    She's such a babe. Intelligent, beautiful and charming.

  • Reply Tony Brophy March 10, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I will drink Brandy out of her heels

  • Reply Jacqueline Wernett March 10, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    The first case December 1..first reports December 11..W.H.O..covid 19 tests January 11…That's alot of heads up time.

  • Reply yooooooooo22 March 10, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Coming from administration that lied to go to war…? I don't think so… the world still pays the price of Bush's years.

  • Reply altitude illume March 10, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    #SENIORKILLERcovid19 get trump!

  • Reply Larry Pulliam March 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Nicolle Is A Liar – Big Surprise There

  • Reply Shane O'Mack March 10, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    A) Nicole is seriously hot 2) I’d love to see a face to face interview with her and the orange monkey no holds barred

  • Reply Frank Winkhorst March 10, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Someone magically switched the U.S. with North Korea.

  • Reply Joe Turner March 10, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    what's gonna happen when trump gets the virus and dies 3 weeks later?

  • Reply For The Wynne March 10, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    So that end part: So basiclly she is saying that we are better right now with no president than Trump as President.

  • Reply maya maya March 10, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    VideoDashboard Whitelabel Brand Manager (Unlimited)

  • Reply Shannabanana McInnis-Hurd March 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Liar liar pants on fire Tweety in Chief. I S. MENTALLY INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When are his base going to see the light?????????

  • Reply Michael C March 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    What did President Trump suggest about the cruise ship? “We would prefer that they not come ashore… we like the number where they are now and we don’t want the numbers going up… it is not our fault”. For any Trump supporters, let that sink in for a moment. If you are sick with this virus, you are at fault for his downfall and no you don’t need to be protected. This is an entertainer who was playing the part of a president and suddenly we need him to actually be the president and he does not know how. He only understands his own ratings and anyone or anything that brings down his ratings are not good in his mind. Do you really want to re-elect this man?

  • Reply Ryan lex March 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Lefties are fucked yo and the liberal world order is collaping with the rise of China.. y'all are having a hard time containing china, Iran, north Korea, Cuba, venezuela ect.. now russia 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Ross Carlson March 10, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    She is so damn smart and gorgeous to boot. Just, wow.

  • Reply prikov1 March 10, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    My favorite MILF.

  • Reply Roof1975 March 10, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Sexy, flirty, fun, intelligent. 👍

  • Reply lisa gibson March 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Yes if they didnt have to go around the table praising Trump, waisting valuable time stroking his ego. Just let the real scientist deal with it. This would be less chaotic and ppl would get 1 message. The right message.

  • Reply Joscelyne K March 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I've been saying this all along. We crowd fund and buy Trump an island. Tell him it's the best island. Everyone is saying. And guess what, he gets to be king of that island! And we'll staff that island with as much mental health care we can.
    OK, the island is the mental ward. But it's HIS mental ward.

  • Reply Sterling Pound March 10, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    "It's all about goosing the stock market." So, that went well…

  • Reply MRMR March 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    A WHO official doctor who traveled to China to see how China is handling the virus said he was impressed because the mortality rate has gone way down in the country. He also said that 1 to 4% of the world's population would be affected. So if it is 4% of the population then 280 million people on this planet will be affected by this. That is 4% of a world population of 7 billion people.

  • Reply Bodacious Oasis March 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I have it from good authority that the deadly pathogen community now supports Trump😏

  • Reply Lei Tregjok March 10, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Defending Bush? Great……

  • Reply T'Town Tim March 10, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    someone should tell the Orange Turd that Obama played Russian Roulette Every morning and NEVER got shot

  • Reply Ray Wild March 10, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    she's so full of hate and disdain for Trump it's laughable.🇺🇸🇺🇸 Trump20 🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Reply Letha Hadady March 10, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    We should have known how Trump would react after hurricanes, floods, fires in Puerto Rico, Texas, California, kids in cages, weekend golf trips, stupid action with allies, trade wars that kill our farmers, corporate theft, cheating, lying: Why is Trump's Coronavirus action different? "It's not our fault!" he says — no it is a virus. It wants everyone to die. The virus wants to live. This is another emergency that Trump can attack with lies.

  • Reply RK SMLMN March 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    She is to old for that haircut, honey you are going on 49, maybe it's time to think of a new hair style

  • Reply iamisandisnt March 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Seth was pointing at her when he was imitating a doctor talking to Trump "You do a really great job" immediately after saying she did a great job compared to the current administration's Republican Communications directors. MSNBC, everybody!

  • Reply RK SMLMN March 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Trumpy's base thinks you catch the virus from drinking mexican beer and these are the retards that barely even bathe let alone wash their hands, most of them can't even spell soap, these are the same idiots who voted for bush.

  • Reply Ben Peterson March 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    This is what the truth sounds like

  • Reply Morty Sanchez March 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    I didnt realize she worked for W Bush
    Im familiar with her journalistic work, Im impressed

  • Reply TheBlackestKey March 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I like here, shes very right but also understands the left.

  • Reply Iowa Shots March 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Trump is such a fool…it's frightening!

  • Reply Sheila Blische March 10, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I guess her separation is going well. She looks great. Hair on point.

  • Reply phillip st March 10, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    she should endorse bernie

  • Reply Mary Dera March 10, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    Can't find hand sanitizer? Do what I did and make your own.

  • Reply Five Nights at Purple Kids March 10, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Nicole Wallace
    America's most beautiful & smartest

  • Reply Bob Anderson March 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    She worked in the Bush administration….
    Now she is bitching about TRUMP….. WHEN BUSH was in office you hated her!!!! … now that she hates TRUMP you love her

  • Reply Teresa Ayala March 10, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    From day 1 President has no knowledge of leading our country. We are scared to death. Help REMOVE this manASAP 🌊🌊🌊🌊💙💙💙🙏💙😎

  • Reply Andrew Grove March 10, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Beautiful and smart

  • Reply juan gomez March 10, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    She's the girl in charge of prepping Sarah Palin.

  • Reply Jim Vogel March 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Nicolle Wallace is one of the SHARPEST analysts on the TV…She and the recently departed Chris Mathews are my faves…

  • Reply Magic Marker March 10, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    On Dec.5 North Korea warns US to prepare for a Christmas gift, on Dec.15 or so the first patient infected with the Coronavirus is revealed. What is the connection? I believe that everything DJT has said and done to Kimmie like "then we fell in love" to "my button is bigger then yours" to the name calling with pundits making fun of all of this is deeply offensive to a highly insecure leader. Why bother with nuclear weapons when a simple virus whose origin is not easily determined will do? If this virus was made by man and at this stage there does not seem to be a conclusive source what better way to show the whole world and bring it to it's knees.

  • Reply Matthew Huszarik March 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    It won’t effect his base unless they actually see their relatives die. Hopefully that won’t happen, but the world might be better off in the long run if it does. Trump’s base is a much greater threat to the world than Covid-19 is. If you think this epidemic is bad just wait climate change will be bringing many more.

  • Reply paladro March 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    she's not smart because she can state the obvious, she's merely a republican voice on a corporate network… for her part, i'm sure the bias runs as deep as her bank account.

  • Reply ac ab March 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    It is annoying af that you split interviews into parts.

  • Reply G C March 10, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Nicolle Wallace is a Republican that hates Trump but she is still a Republican. Barf..

  • Reply glennsteven 0917 March 10, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    This woman is so clueless who worked for a war criminal.
    She is a corporate tool,F-HER!………..BERNIE 2020

  • Reply Kien D Luu March 10, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Don’t make fun of the emperor in chief, his uncle was a MIT professor the likes the world has never seen – a tremendous genius right out of central casting. A real thinker from the standpoint of brains.

  • Reply Ahmed Khan March 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    And she is talking about a person (who she worked for) who could not even put a coherent sentence together.

  • Reply James Roach March 10, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations 🥳 again to NBC. TRUMP WILL WIN AGAIN!!!

    Last chance— if you run Senile Biden… he will lose.

    Unless that’s the plan…

    So party 🥳 🎈 🎉 hard come Election Day!!

    Nicole— keep doing what your owner say!!

    I think democrats just like losing!! Yay!! dear leader trump. Trump trump trump!!

    Brought to you by NBC sellouts!!!

  • Reply X yz March 10, 2020 at 5:29 pm

  • Reply Ashley March 10, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    "Dear leader, you're so good at science" lol

  • Reply zeitGGeist March 10, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Remember Bush?

  • Reply Kalala Kapay March 10, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Ask her about her station's baseless attacks on Bernie Sanders…

  • Reply Andy Dakin March 10, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    There will still be a part of his cult that will agree with “Duuuuuhhhh Leader”, no matter what he says or does. Or whatever effects his incompetence has on them & their families. They will find some way to pin the blame elsewhere, probably on Democrats & Obama, no matter what. Thats how much he has conned these inbred yocal rubes into losing whatever was left of their tiny little minds when it comes to him & his constant stream of bullshit…

  • Reply Alex M March 10, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Trump is an idiot,stop expecting him to be any different because he is incapable of doing the right thing.He's a five year old playing president and has no clue of the rules.I'm surprised the oval office isn't filled with sand so this giant orange infant can play in his sandbox all day.

  • Reply Carlos Pastrana March 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    I love Nicole and her tv program

  • Reply Stbs Abs March 10, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Democracy and socialism are the same thing. Historically wherever
    people’s health and education have been taken care of people became more
    productive and the economy improved massively (Norway, Denmark, Canada, Sweden,
    Australia). Think about it. The US owes 23 trillion, China 5 trillion and the
    planet altogether 80 trillion. There are institutions/entities around the world
    able to lend that kind of money to governments. If they are more fairly taxed
    they will only lose a bit of luxury and in fact they might become more
    productive and happy. Not a bad deal for seeing people around you also
    improving and also being happier and more productive. Definition of word social
    is (where the word socialism comes from obviously) ‘relating to society and living together in an organized/civilized way’. Black people have 10 times more chances to
    make money and live a better quality life in Europe. The coronavirus is what happens when you have authoritarian governments
    around the world that worry more about the economics/cost than their people and
    tried to hide the problem significantly delaying global response. Please take the time to vote.

  • Reply Lance Armstrong March 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Trump is a first rate political bullshitter….but comes in last as a legitimate leader in a real crisis!

  • Reply Mike Valeriano March 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I love this lady with a passion. One of the sharpest minds in news at the moment, and the GREATEST laugh of all time. Classy AF.

  • Reply The Eric March 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    My God, Nicole Wallace is so beautiful.

  • Reply Sepehr Daghbandan March 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Why doesn't she share thaughts on Bush's hurricane Katrina response or his lie on WMDs? Oh wait she wad the communication director at that time! But now she is part of the grand resistance, a truth teller. She's worst then Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

  • Reply Guy Aldred March 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    She should know about corrupt white house she served in one

  • Reply James Lee March 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Very sensible take on Trump. Shut up and go play golf and your ratings will go up.

  • Reply Bar BS12 March 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Trump and Pence standing together at the Podium several times recently after trump on AirForceOne with sick Republican Congressmen? The possibility is, the year could finish out with Nancy Pelosi as president

  • Reply C W March 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Make no mistake, she worked for a disgusting group of criminals also

  • Reply brumartube March 10, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    With Ukraine, the National Security was threatened. Now, with the coronavirus, everybody's health is threatened. When will people will open their eyes? Trump must be impeached, period. And all the one in the loop, obviously, beginning with Barr, who lied to make a President above the laws. That is criminal.

  • Reply Walt F. March 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Yeah, Seth – I want to get right into it, too! LOL

  • Reply Beverly Antoniou March 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Reminds me of a young Jennifer Saunders.

  • Reply Bill Fletcher March 10, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Nicolle Wallace is my hero.

  • Reply Bill Fletcher March 10, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Nicolle Wallace is my hero.

  • Reply AZOffRoadster March 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    What a shame. Very attractive on the outside, but that brain… ugg. I can understand how she ended up on MSDNC.

  • Reply Shaqe Liz March 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    What about primaries?

  • Reply Tracy Gittins March 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    MSNBC's anchor was George W. Bush's communications director. This is the resistance?

  • Reply Lindsay Blair March 10, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    she looks like Jennifer Aniston … superficial comment I know.

  • Reply Signor Nessuno March 10, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    As someone here said, "so sad that some people are really this dumb" After reading most of these comments, I must agree!

  • Reply Don Post March 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Trump is mentally and emotionally UNFIT for office!!!!!

  • Reply Lily Jade March 10, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Oh if we have medicare for ALL now in this pandemic … Vote for Bernie, if you survive the 3.5% population death.

  • Reply Donald Bird March 10, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Kind of like "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and "Yellow Cake" Nicolle?

  • Reply JoeSal1985 March 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Why on earth democrats take advice from republicans in their view of politics is insane to me. All these gop pundits are pushing Biden down our throats just so trump can destroy him in the general and they can maintain their 5 to 10 million dollar a year salaries get a boost cause ratings ratings ratings…who cares about people dying in the streets…who cares about the planet burning we need ratings

  • Reply Bovine Heart March 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Because panic will get more people killed by this.

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