NBC's Nicolle Wallace: Trump's “Affinity For All Things Putin-esque Is Alarming”

Wallace: Trump's “Instinct” Is “To Hug [Russian President Vladimir] Putin And Hug The Russians”

From the July 28 edition of NBC's Today:

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SAVANNAH GUTHRIE (CO-HOST): Nicolle, are you surprised that more Republicans didn't speak out in the wake of this?

NICOLLE WALLACE: I am, and listen, [Donald Trump's] affinity for all things Putin-esque is alarming to most Republicans and his sort of instinct to hug Putin and hug the Russians is deeply alarming to Republicans privately. And it's not clear to me -- I don't know if they're getting Trump fatigue or if they accept what [former National Security Agency Director] Mike Hayden said, that he simply doesn't know what he's talking about. But I am surprised by the lack of outrage over asking the Russians to spy on an American entity. 


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