The conservative Wall Street Journal’s condemnation of Donald Trump’s recent violent rhetoric seemed somewhat hollow to MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace.
On Monday’s broadcast of “Deadline: White House,” Wallace spoke to the newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. Reject Trump’s offer Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on his Truth Social platform,death wishFor supporting a “Democrat-sponsored bill.”
But the WSJ was “seven years too late for the parade,” Wallace said, pointing to past Trump supporters. repetitionflip flop with Trump, and even last year published a letter from him to the editor Contains unconfirmed conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 election.
Wallace, who was former President George W. Bush’s White House communications director, said the Journal “perhaps more than any other media outlet has legitimized and laundered the presidency of Donald Trump.” rice field.
“They are as responsible for his presidency and his continued viability as a politician as any news organization in this country,” she added.
In its editorial, the publication’s board warned of the real-life impact of Trump’s words.
Trump’s apologists claim that Trump simply meant that McConnell wanted political death, but that’s not what Trump wrote. It’s not hard to imagine fanatics taking Mr. Trump seriously and literally and trying to kill Mr. McConnell. Many supporters took Trump’s remarks about former Vice President Mike Pence seriously on January 6.
This article originally appeared on huff post and updated.