President Donald Trump called MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace a “3rd Rate Lapdog” who was “thrown off The View like a dog” in a Saturday night tweet.
Trump responded to a tweet from Fox News host Mark Levin, who bashed Wallace for alleging that “The right is running a smear campaign against Joe Biden.”
“One of MSLSD’s stable of dimwits, Nicolle Wallace, humiliating herself, again,” Levin wrote after Wallace came to Biden’s defense.
“She was thrown off The View like a dog, Zero T.V. Personas. Now Wallace is a 3rd rate lapdog for Fake News MSDNC (Concast). Doesn’t have what it takes!” Trump replied.
She was thrown off The View like a dog, Zero T.V. Personas. Now Wallace is a 3rd rate lapdog for Fake News MSDNC (Concast). Doesn’t have what it takes! https://t.co/F8azYEJHm5
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2020
This is not the first Trump has used “dog” as an insult against his political rivals.
In 2018, Trump praised former Chief of Staff General John Kelly for his “good work” firing reality TV star Omarosa Manigault before calling her a “dog.”
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
Trump in 2015 called journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington a “dog,” tweeting: “why is it necessary to comment on @ariannahuff looks? Because she is a dog who wrongfully comments on me.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2015
Trump has also repeatedly called women pigs and commented on their looks.
During the first Republican debate, moderator Megyn Kelly commented, “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Your Twitter account….” Trump interrupted to say, to laughter, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.”