MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace offered praise for White House chief of staff John Kelly following Thursday’s White House press briefing, but she said his complaint — that women, Gold Star families, life, and religion were no longer considered sacred in America — lost credibility when he neglected to mention President Donald Trump’s part in defiling those things.
“I understand that John Kelly is a man of unimpeachable credibility,” Wallace stated during her show “Deadline: White House” on Thursday.
“But when he says nothing is sacred, as though the man he works for has nothing to do with the fact that nothing is sacred anymore, that to me seems like the part where the story breaks down,” Wallace said.
Wallace was likely referring to Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct against numerous women as well as lewd comments he made in 2004. During a taping of “Access Hollywood,” Trump appeared to brag to host Billy Bush that his fame allowed him to “grab” women “by the p***y.”
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who appeared on Wallace’s show Thursday, agreed and said Trump “inarguably has reduced the number of things that are sacred in our society.”
Watch Wallace’s comments below, via MSNBC.