'You're a clown': Fox News viewers have a MAGA meltdown after Chris Wallace praises Jen Psaki
Chris Wallace is one of the few people at Fox News who doesn't simply recite the Trumpian party line, and MAGA Republicans are furious with the Fox host for his recent praise of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
On his program "Fox News Sunday," Wallace liked the fact that his Fox News colleague Peter Doocy often gave Psaki a hard time during White House press conferences — and he praised Psaki for not backing down, describing her as "one of the best press secretaries ever."
Wallace praised Doocy as well and compared him to ABC News' Sam Donaldson, who had a reputation for being a bulldog of a reporter when he was covering the Reagan White House during the 1980s. The Fox News host said of Doocy, "I mean this as a compliment. I think he has become the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps…. And since I was working in the press corps when Sam Donaldson was there, that's a very grudging compliment on my part."
But the fact that Wallace praised Doocy isn't what knee-jerk Trumpians are focusing on; the very fact that he said anything nice about President Joe Biden's White House press secretary set off a MAGA meltdown.
ACT For America's Brigitte Gabriel tweeted:
Chris Wallace: "Jen Psaki is one of the best press secretaries ever" TURN OFF FOX NEWS. https://t.co/QJIqSvGYfY— Brigitte Gabriel (@Brigitte Gabriel) 1634928677.0
But Gabriel isn't alone. Jenna Ellis, one of the MAGA attorneys who helped Donald Trump promote the Big Lie following the 2020 election, tweeted:
Here are some more Wallace-related meltdowns from the far right:
But others on Twitter were quick to defend Wallace, pointing out how silly the far-right MAGA tweets attacking him were:
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