Nicolle Wallace: Trump Supporting Republicans Will Only Burn the Party to the Ground Faster
Donald Trump was a gift to the Republican party in a few different ways. His popularity in 2016 helped to give the party control of the House and Senate. And thanks to his presidency, Republicans were able to garner 3 Supreme Court justices and a massive tax break.
But Trump has outlived his usefulness. The first sign that he may be an anchor came in January when two Democrats won senate seats in Georgia. And Trump continues to wield his power over the GOP by threatening to start his own party. During her Wednesday show Nicolle Wallace said Republicans who are supporting Trump are only helping the party burn down faster.
The MSNBC host began, “Republicans want to stand with Donald Trump on inciting an insurrection, knock yourself out. You’ll make the job of burning the party to the ground faster and easier.”
“DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the MSNBC network:
"[Trump] egged on those angry supporters on January 6th, but he's been egging them on since he even took power and now we're seeing the continuation of it in members of the Republican Party" – @AshleyRParker w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/R7gqzcVZiZ
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) January 27, 2021