Fact Check

Did Trump Call MSNBC Host Nicole Wallace a 'Dog'?

A tweet posted by the U.S. president prompted questions about whether it was real.

Published May 5, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09:  (L-R) NBC News political analyst and host of MSNBC's Deadline:White House, Nicolle Wallace and special correspondent at Vanity Fair, Gabe Sherman speak onstage at Day 1 of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018 at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Stock photo)
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U.S. President Donald Trump called MSNBC host Nicole Wallace a "dog."

On May 2, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have posted a tweet to his official Twitter account in which he called MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace a "dog" and a "3rd rate lapdog for Fake News MSDNC."

The tweet generated news stories, including one from Deadline, which reported in its headline that Trump had launched a "vicious personal attack" on Wallace, prompting readers to ask whether the post was real.

The tweet is indeed real and can be found on Trump's verified Twitter account (archived here):

Trump was responding to commentary from conservative podcaster Mark Levin who accused Wallace of hypocrisy in regards to her take on sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden.


Bennett, Anita. "Trump Unleashes Vicious Personal Attack on MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace."   Deadline. 2 May 2020.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more