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Nicolle Wallace disparages Peggy Noonan over Kamala Harris Jab: ‘it felt bitchy’
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace tore up Tory columnist Peggy Noonan for calling Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris “embarrassing” for dancing during the election campaign, saying she felt Noonan was “Bitchy” and “deaf”. Noonan, former speechwriter and assistant to President Ronald Reagan, sparked backlash over the weekend for her Wall Street Journal op-ed which scornfully targeted Harris, who seeks to become the first black female vice president . “She’s the youngest candidate to vote for the younger ones, and she’s going for a Happy Warrior vibe, but she seems insignificant, frivolous,” Noonan wrote. “When she started dancing in the rain on stage in Jacksonville, Florida to Mary J. Blige’s ‘Work That’, it was embarrassing.” Wallace, meanwhile, didn’t mince words on Monday’s Deadline: White House, wondering if “right-wing Twitter could handle” his upcoming comments on Noonan while preemptively giving them “a second to prepare their tweets’ to respond. “When you’re a white woman and you’re a Republican, and there’s just certain cultural stuff you don’t know Jack Bip about and you should keep your mouth shut on other people dancing,” the former said. George W. Bush’s communications director at the White House. “And what’s that line about dancing to a drumbeat? continued. “It seemed deaf to me, it was mean, it was personal and it was boring!” MSNBC political analyst Claire McCaskill, a former Democratic senator, agreed with Wallace, adding that she “was going to take a deep breath.” And “try to stay calm” before offering her reaction to the column. of Noonan. “I’m never more disappointed with a woman I thought I admired in my life,” McCaskill boiled. “She said at the end of that, you didn’t read the very last part of that paragraph, Nicolle, because she said it was ’embarrassing’. No, Peggy, I’ll tell you what’s embarrassing. Wallace, meanwhile, stepped in to tell his viewers that she hadn’t read that part aloud “on purpose.” McCaskill went on to list a number of personal figures of President Donald Trump. political scandals, such as using silent money to silence mistresses, in order to portray Trump as much more embarrassing than Harris. “And yes, even a president who doesn’t know how to dance, doesn’t know how to show joy or empathy and tries to do some kind of ridiculous arm push at the ‘YMCA’,” she added, referring to to a new feature of Trump’s campaign rallies. “That’s what’s embarrassing. Kamala Harris is anything but embarrassing. She’s uplifting. She’s inspiring. She’s strong and substantial and she’s going to be one hell of a vice- president. ”Wallace applauded McCaskill at the end, telling the former Missouri lawmaker,“ I’ve never loved you more. ”Read more from The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast Here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day Beast Daily Subscription: Beast Inside digs deep into the stories that matter to you Learn more.