MSNBC Needs Therapy: Wallace Wails ‘Abuser’ Trump Continues to ‘Traumatize’ Country

Despite the fact that we’re in the middle of a horrific fiasco in Afghanistan due to President Biden’s bungling, MSNBC would really rather talk about how awful Donald Trump is. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, Wallace gave Donald Trump’s niece psychologist airtime to promote her latest Trump-bashing book that psychoanalyzes how he is still “traumatizing” the country.

Wallace began by asking Mary Trump how she connected Trump to the current COVID and Afghanistan crises. His niece claimed that Trump’s election was a result of Republicans’ “white supremacy” going back to Robert E. Lee:

And then I realized what would be perhaps more useful would be to figure out how we got to a place in our history where we were so vulnerable to corrupt, incompetent and cruel leaders like Donald, and I went back and I realized that two of the major issues we’ve faced as a country and continue to face is, one, our failure to hold powerful white men accountable starting with Robert E. Lee and, two, the fact that white supremacy has never really been acknowledged let alone atoned for. It is essentially a major platform in one of our two major political parties. 

Though they were psychoanalyzing the former president, the deluded duo revealed they were the ones who needed therapy for their TDS. They whined, Trump “re-traumatized” the country by taking its inherent racism “to a different level” and “rewarding” it:

WALLACE: And then I wondered about Donald Trump as someone who re-traumatized and reopened, and by elevating, hey, proud boys, stand back and stand by, viewing majority African-American countries as bleep-hole nations, describing good people on both sides of the KKK rally, I mean how did all of his comments in real-time, in public, re-traumatize those wounds? 

MARY TRUMP:  I think the damage is incalculable and we will be dealing with the fall-out of that for a very long time, in part because it is ongoing. As you mentioned, we are still in the grips of COVID and Donald is continuing to be enabled by a party that feels like they need to keep him relevant in order to cling to power no matter how illegitimately they get it. So, yes, we definitely have been re-traumatized, and Donald gave people permission to be their worst selves. You know, we have always had problems with racism in this country, but he took it to a different level. He was open about it and worse, he got rewarded for it. 

Wallace was enthralled with their overdramatic analysis: “I have so many questions for you about Donald Trump as the abuser, about the country as the abused and all of us as the traumatized,” she began before shifting the discussion to coronavirus and Republicans.

The MSNBC host attacked Republicans for supposedly not supporting Capitol Police officers who responded to the January 6 riot, accusing the right of inflicting “trauma upon trauma.” 

Mary Trump also warned that the country would keep being “traumatized” by “craven and cruel” Republicans who are “willing to sacrifice people to their agenda.” 

The liberal guest beloved by the media also smeared the GOP as a “fascist political party” and argued there was no point in Democrats trying to work with them anymore.

While Republicans were destroying the country, Wallace gushed Biden was healing the country:

“And President Joe Biden seems — your book makes his mission of healing seem not just important and fitting but urgent,” she gushed.

This statement is all the more absurd given the current situation we are in.

MSNBC’s obsession with blaming the former president for everything was paid for by advertiser Ameritrade, contact them at the Conservatives Fight Back page here.

Read the transcript below:

Deadline: White House

MSNBC

8/19/21

NICOLLE WALLACE: Mary, you have pulled all of this together, how I felt covering this president, how I feel watching people in our country who are unvaccinated, moms and dads dying and saying, “I wish I had been vaccinated,” the visceral pain of seeing our allies in Afghanistan. I mean talk about how you came to sort of put this out there. 

MARY TRUMP: Well, first of all, Nicolle, it is great to be here. I really appreciate your having me on.  Originally I thought about writing a book back in September, October when things were looking really grim. We were in our second wave of covid. The election was coming up. There was all sorts of economic and political uncertainty, and I wanted to write about what would happen when we finally emerged from the covid crisis, whenever that would be, believing it would be the worst mental health crisis we had ever faced as a nation. And then I realized what would be perhaps more useful would be to figure out how we got to a place in our history where we were so vulnerable to corrupt, incompetent and cruel leaders like Donald, and I went back and I realized that two of the major issues we’ve faced as a country and continue to face is, one, our failure to hold powerful white men accountable starting with Robert E. Lee and, two, the fact that white supremacy has never really been acknowledged let alone atoned for. It is essentially a major platform in one of our two major political parties. 

WALLACE: And then I wondered about Donald Trump as someone who retraumatized and reopened, and by elevating, hey, proud boys, stand back and stand by, viewing majority African-American countries as bleep-hole nations, describing good people on both sides of the KKK rally, I mean how did all of his comments in real-time, in public, retraumatize those wounds?

MARY TRUMP:  I think the damage is incalculable and we will be dealing with the fall-out of that for a very long time, in part because it is ongoing. As you mentioned, we are still in the grips of COVID and Donald is continuing to be enabled by a party that feels like they need to keep him relevant in order to cling to power no matter how illegitimately they get it. So, yes, we definitely have been retraumatized, and Donald gave people permission to be their worst selves. You know, we have always had problems with racism in this country, but he took it to a different level. He was open about it and worse, he got rewarded for it. 

WALLACE: I have so many questions for you about Donald Trump as the abuser, about the country as the abused and all of us as the traumatized, but what you write about COVID is so profound and so universal. I want to read some from the book. You write, trauma can be compounded when multiple traumatizing events occur in the same time frame. You would think, for example, that a nurse in a COVID ward would only have to deal with the trauma of being a nurse in a COVID ward, but then her trauma is compounded by the fact that the ostensible leader of the free world is accusing front-line medical workers of stealing personal protective equipment and blaming them for the ppe shortage. This was– I read this and thought of the capitol police officers, officers Dunn and Fanone and others who testified who were assaulted and tased and mutilated by the Donald Trump supporters, and then after they testify about the horrors after losing several of their colleagues to death by suicide, they’re mocked on Fox News and attacked by right wing political figures. Just talk about this phenomenon of trauma on top of trauma. 

TRUMP: Yeah, it is something that, again, we are going to be dealing with for a long time 

because it keeps happening. As I write, it is impossible to heal from your trauma while you are being actively traumatized, right. And it is made much more difficult to recover from trauma to the extent one can if, one, we don’t face the truths of about what traumatized us in the first place, two, we don’t have support or, as you say, are mocked because of our trauma. It is quite something to see the cravenness and the cruelty with which the right is willing to sacrifice people to their agenda and, again, we need to be really blunt and clear about what is going on or we are going to stay trapped in this cycle for the foreseeable future. 

WALLACE: And President Joe Biden seems — your book makes his mission of healing seem not just important and fitting but urgent. 

TRUMP: It is urgent, and thank you for pointing that out. You know, we have so many things going on right now. We are in the midst of at least three very serious crises, the COVID crisis, the continuing economic fall-out, the crisis of our democracy, our democracy is on the brink still. You know, we cannot look away, and people are exhausted, rightfully so. But, again, if we let our guard down, if we don’t stop to examine how we got here and why as a nation we are so damaged and so vulnerable, then, again, I’m afraid we will continue to be susceptible to autocrats like Donald and fascist political parties like the Republicans. 

WALLACE: Mary, this is the nightmare scenario, and we’ve covered the voter suppression laws. They’ve been crafted as though they put a lens on November 2020 and tried to figure out how Donald Trump could have been successful in his efforts to overturn it, and they’ve done everything they could to have made that possible. Why isn’t there a more focused bipartisan effort to protect the democracy from anyone like him? 

TRUMP: I think bipartisanship with the Republican party as it is currently constituted is impossible, and Democrats need to wake up to that very sobering fact. You cannot work with a party that essentially is anti-democratic and counter majoritarian. So Democrats and all of us need to be very clear-eyed about the dangers we are facing…

WALLACE: How does the country heal from a trauma like January 6th with whatever, 30%, 40% of the country saying it wasn’t a trauma, it wasn’t an insurrection at all? 

WALLACE: You write about something that I think some journalists have inched toward but you have clarity about his own sickness from covid. Is it your sense that he was far more gravely ill than he ever let on? 

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