'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"\n\nTURN OFF FOX NEWS.pic.twitter.com/QJIqSvGYfY— Brigitte Gabriel (@Brigitte Gabriel) 1634928677
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:
Chris Wallace is an utter joke.https://twitter.com/actbrigitte/status/1451622203703824385\u00a0\u2026— Jenna Ellis (@Jenna Ellis) 1635026642
Here are some more Wallace-related meltdowns from the far right:
Here\u2019s what I have to say to Chris Wallace at Fox News: you\u2019re never going to be any good at your job like your dad Mike Wallace.— Emerald Robinson \u271d\ufe0f (@Emerald Robinson \u271d\ufe0f) 1634999132
FOX news Chris Wallace saying Jen Psaki is one of the best White House press secretaries is almost as laughable as believing that Biden is the most popular president in American history.— Kambree (@Kambree) 1635035843
Chris Wallace, @FoxNewsSunday, you\u2019re a clown.https://twitter.com/seanspicer/status/1451848227913863170\u00a0\u2026— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@Sebastian Gorka DrG) 1634988919
But others on Twitter were quick to defend Wallace, pointing out how silly the far-right MAGA tweets attacking him were:
\u201cTURN OFF FOX NEWS,\u201d tweeted an unhinged Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America, in response to Chris Wallace praising Jen Psaki for being "one of the best press secretaries ever."\n\nhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-host-triggers-conservative-meltdown-with-praise-for-press-secretary-jen-psaki\u00a0\u2026— Democratic Coalition (@Democratic Coalition) 1635038221
Chris Wallace just called Jen Psaki \u201cone of the best press secretaries ever\u201d and MAGA world is having a complete meltdown.pic.twitter.com/Gne5UuCM2Y— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1635006454
But Chris Wallace is so right on this. Jen is the best!— Joseph Solomon (@Joseph Solomon) 1635008211
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