MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked panelists on Thursday if the Trump women are “dead inside” and “paid off” given they don’t stand up to the President Donald Trump and behavior deemed unacceptable.
Although Wallace claimed she would “never play a moral policewoman,” she continued on to judge the president’s behavior, comments made by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani about adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and the perceived lack of reactions from First Lady Melania Trump and the president’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump.
Wallace asked Vanity Fair reporter Emily Jane Fox how Ivanka and Melania Trump likely respond to news like that of Giuliani saying he didn’t “respect” Story Daniels.
“Well, let me ask you, you know more about the Trump women, the Trump family than anyone. What do they do on a day like the today?” Wallace said. “Are they just the most stoic human beings, are they numb, are they dead inside, are they paid off? What’s their deal?”
“Yes, yes, and yes. I think they do not see President Trump the way that all of us see President Trump,” Fox said. “They have such a distorted image of who he is that they don’t have the kind of reaction that we do. It’s almost some sort of trick or spell he has on them”
“Ivanka Trump is the most masterful compartmentalizer that America has maybe ever seen,” Fox added.
Prior to the discussion of the Trump women, Fox and Wallace honed in on the views exposed by Trump and Guiliani.
“But the President has incredibly sexist, misogynistic views about how he treats women in general,” Fox said, arguing his behavior was in line with perceived “disgusting” comments Guiliani made about Daniels.
“What [Giuliani] said about Stormy Daniels was disgusting, gave me a pit in my stomach from the second I woke up this morning,” she added.
Guiliani said during an event this week in Tel Aviv that he doesn’t have the same level of respect for a porn star as he does for some other women.
“I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who … isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation,” Giuliani said.