Did Trump Call MSNBC Host Nicole Wallace a ‘Dog’?

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

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U.S. President Donald Trump called MSNBC host Nicole Wallace a "dog."

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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.

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