MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace has banned clips of press secretary Sarah Sanders from playing on her show.
During a Thursday segment, Wallace showed footage of Trump supporters yelling at CNN reporter Jim Acosta before and after a Trump rally. Wallace breathlessly described how President Trump and his son Eric retweeted Acosta’s video with the hashtag “Fake news” and “truth.”
“Guess who retweeted that?” Wallace said, “The President of the United States. Classy guy.”
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about this in today’s briefing. Her first answer was a recounting of the responsibilities of the press,” Wallace said before playing a clip of Sanders saying she supports “freedom of the press” and “freedom of speech” and thinks “those two things go hand-in-hand.”
The clip of Sanders made Wallace feel faint. “We’re not going to air that any more. Let’s make that the last Sarah Huckabee Sanders clip at 4:00. That is it. It makes me sweat. That is vile,” Wallace exclaimed notably upset.
“It makes me sweat,” Wallace continued. “This is someone who complains about a restaurant that exercises their First Amendment right to kick out someone that they think is obliterating democratic norms. That made me sweat.”