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MSNBC's Nicole Wallace: Trump So Terrified Of Biden He Soiled His Reputation And The Family Name

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MSNBC's Nicole Wallace opines on Joe Biden's candidacy during the network's coverage of Super Tuesday.

NICOLE WALLACE, MSNBC HOST: We all covered impeachment as though it were a parallel undertaking for the country, for the Democratic primary. And our analysis and our feeling was it took those candidates away from running for president those who had to serve as jurors at the end of the three-month period.

I wonder if they have internalized some of Joe Biden's electability around the threat that Donald Trump obviously feels from him. Donald Trump is so terrified of running against Joe Biden that he risked his entire presidency -- he bet the farm on his whole isn't to kill him off politically.

As recently as last week he asked an associate, 'My Ukraine call, that was perfect, right?' He's still obsessed with the work he did to try to smear Joe Biden. And I wonder -- we throw around electability as though it exists in a vacuum for voters. Voters watched. And wherever you came down as a voter on impeachment, you knew Donald Trump wanted to sort of soil the reputation and the family name of the Bidens so desperately that he asked a foreign country to dirty him up, to do what Bill Barr wouldn't do, to investigate him and prosecute him.

So I wonder if at some level the impeachment sort of baggage that was internalized was Donald Trump's trepidation about running against this guy. And I wonder if Democratic voters think, well, shouldn't we sort of give another look at the guy that Trump is that scared of?



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