MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace warned that ‘shit is about to hit the fan’ after special counsel Jack Smith requested a hush order to bar former President Donald Trump from making public statements he said , could pose a “serious and substantial” danger in his January 6 case. .
“I’m going to say something that people say all the time in private and not very often on television: Something really bad is going to happen,” Wallace told guest Charlie Sykes on Friday’s edition of “Deadline : White House”.
His remarks came after Smith, in a federal court filing, cited “derogatory and inflammatory messages” aimed at the court, prosecutors, witnesses and potential jurors. He said Trump is aware that he is “inciting others to perpetrate threats and harassment against his targets” through his attacks.
The host also discussed a Fox News interview Friday in which she said the network “had to walk away” because of a man’s threats against New York City Democrats.
“(Everyone) knows we are heading towards something horrible and no one is going to do anything,” she added.
“I refuse to believe that nothing can be done. These are people who get their information, in part, because of the vacuum created by people who have – I don’t even know if you call it a backbone anymore. This could be an insult to the spine.
She then asked Sykes what he would like to say to his grandchildren “when something happens.”
“Where are all the Republicans who still have a few supporters in the cesspool that is the MAGA base? » asked Wallace.
Sykes pointed out “all the flashing red lights about what’s about to happen” before applauding Smith’s decision as “so important.”
“This is not one trial among others. Donald Trump is not just another defendant. This is a former president of the United States who is willing to cry foul, who is willing to stir up violence, to tell people to come over because it will be wild,” Sykes said.
He went on to argue: “What happens in 2024 could be horrible. This is likely to be horrific and everyone who enabled it, rationalized it and looked the other way should be held accountable in some way, at least in their conscience, if not politically.