MSNBC anchor and former Geroge W. Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace Wednesday compared the cheering crowds at a Trump rally to those that applauded Hitler.
Wallace was riffing off criticism by New York Times reporter Peter Baker of President Trump’s use of language Baker said originated with Nazi sympathizers, Stalin, and Hitler.
He doesn’t care if history conveys a meaning with these words. Or maybe he does and it’s OK with him because the message he’s trying to get out is one that says he more than anybody else is standing up for the United States. And it resonates with the crowd last night in Houston. I was there. They loved it. They booed the word “globalist;” they cheered the word “nationalist.” When he said “I am a nationalist,” they chanted “USA! USA!” This is galvanizing language for his core supporters.
To which Wallace replied: “I watch enough History Channel to know that they cheered at Hitler, too.” Wallace, according to the Washington Free Beacon, went on to say that, by “nationalism,” Trump meant “white nationalism.”