MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said on Thursday that she told then-presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he should have punched Donald Trump in the face after one of the debates and that he would have been “a hero” if he did.
Wallace made the remarks while responding to anti-Trump Republican Michael Steele, who talked about the Trump-Bush feud during the 2016 election.
“I told Jeb Bush after the debate that I thought he should have punched him in the face,” Wallace said. “Even if you lost, he insulted your wife, he came down the escalator and called Mexicans rapists and murderers.”
“He said, ‘What do you think I should have done?'” Wallace continued. “I said, ‘I think you should have punched him in the face and then gotten out of the race. You would have been a hero.'”
Donald Trump Jr. responded to Wallace’s violent rhetoric by saying: “Is anyone shocked that the left wants people to resort to violence?”
In May, Wallace said that she was tempted to “wring” the “neck” of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.