Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.
"Like a two-bit criminal"
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump pardoning his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Plus, Joe Biden calls for unity, how the rule of law has been damaged under Trump, and what Biden hopes to accomplish in his first 100 days.
Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Robert Gibbs, Frank Figliuzzi, Sam Stein, Mara Gay, Steve Schmidt, Joe Scarborough, John Brennan, Carol Lee, Andrew Weissmann, and Neal Katyal
"Went all in with a fake coup attempt"
Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden moving forward with his official transition. Plus, how the incoming administration can untangle years of cruelty from Trump’s immigration policies, how Biden is preparing to battle the pandemic, business leaders urge Trump to begin the transition, very few members of the GOP have acknowledged Biden’s victory, Biden’s historic pick for Director of National Intelligence, the raging pandemic, and Trump still fighting to overturn the election results.
Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Phil Rucker, David Plouffe, Ambassador Nick Burns, Jacob Soboroff, Dr. Kavita Patel, Donny Deutsch, Peter Baker, Claire McCaskill, Jeremy Bash, Heidi Przybyla, Basil Smikle, and Dr. Lipi Roy
"Evicted from crazy town"
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s continued efforts to fight the election results after a federal judge dismisses his lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Plus, the GOP's efforts to disenfranchise voters of color, promising news about another coronavirus vaccine, Michigan certifies Biden's win, Biden announces picks for his Cabinet, the national security dangers of Trump's refusal to let Biden's transition begin, and how to protect yourself from the virus over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Joined by: Jim Rutenberg, A.B. Stoddard, Yamiche Alcindor, Eddie Glaude, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Ben Rhodes, Alexi McCammond, Eli Stokols, Dr. Vin Gupta, and Jon Meacham
"Let's call it out for what it is"
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump and his allies still attempting to subvert the election results. Plus, Biden is reportedly growing impatient over the delay in beginning his transition, a warning from one of MSNBC’s own on the seriousness of the coronavirus, Obama reflects on having to congratulate Trump on his win 4 years ago, the few Republicans that have rebuked Trump’s attack on the election, new reporting on two fraud investigations into Trump and his finances, and Georgia certifies its election results after a recount.
Joined by: Phil Rucker, David Plouffe, Heidi Przybyla, Dr. Kavita Patel, Jonathan Capehart, Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael Steele, Olivia Troye, Jake Sherman, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Neal Katyal, Priscilla Thompson, and Basil Smikle
"The cascading crisis that we're seeing"
Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump more occupied with false claims of election fraud then helping with the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Biden does not rule out legal options to get the transition started, Obama says he's troubled by what he's seeing, and the CDC recommends against traveling for Thanksgiving.
Joined by: Phil Rucker, Dr. Taison Bell, Eddie Glaude, Mike Memoli, Donna Edwards, Nick Confessore, Tim Miller, John Heilemann, Jason Johnson, Andrew Weissmann, Charlie Sykes, Dr. Vin Gupta, Eugene Robinson, and Errin Haines
“Up is down and down is up”
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump firing the election security official who debunked claims of voter fraud. Plus, New York City closes its public schools, the pressure campaign against Georgia's secretary of state, Rudy Giuliani takes center stage in Trump's election fight, the coronavirus in the U.S. continues to breaks records, and the Trump campaign files a partial recount in Wisconsin.
Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Elizabeth Neumann, Jim Rutenberg, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Steve Schmidt, Alexi McCammond, Robert Costa, Dr. Celine Gounder, Michael Steele, Peter Baker, Michael Schmidt, Clint Watts, Shaquille Brewster, Aisha Mills, and Tim O’Brien