MSNBC’s Wallace Slams Trump’s Response To Brexit: “I'm Gobsmacked” He Discussed His Real Estate Instead Of The Vote
Nicolle Wallace: “This Is The Riddle That Is Donald Trump. Maybe Today He's Not Running For President, He's Selling Suites
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From the June 24 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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MIKE BARNICLE: We would be remiss if we didn't point out right up top, right here, right now, this man is a candidate for president of the United States on the Republican ticket and he's speaking in a moment of historical significance, the vote, and he's talking about the zoning regulations, about his hotel.
GILLIAN TETT: And can I point out something else, which all the viewers should note right now? Yesterday evening in the betting markets, the betting markets were attaching a higher probability to him becoming the next president than to the UK leaving the European Union, a lot higher probability. So what we’ve learnt over night is that sometimes improbable things do actually come true, and that should give everybody a pause for thought.
WILLIE GEIST (HOST): Well his nomination was an improbable thing, and it came true.
NICOLLE WALLACE: Right. But can I just go back? I mean, he does have some advisors, he did deliver a speech on a teleprompter yesterday that Donnie [Deutsch] almost punched me in the face for saying was a good move. And this morning he gets off the helicopter, the morning after a historic vote, and he has talked more about the incredible suites in the light tower. Two of the most beautiful suites, it's like watching an ad for, you know, the Marriott chain. And I am just, I’m gobsmacked that he did not open with comments that suggest that he knows -- maybe he's jet-lagged. But I'm gobsmacked that he did not open with some comment about world events. I need a minute.
WALLACE: But maybe, Gene, he's two Donalds, and today he's Donald Trump, the head of the Trump empire, and maybe today his job is to sell those two most beautiful suites and to get them booked. This is the riddle that is Donald Trump. Maybe today he's not running for president, he's selling suites.