MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Thursday took a swipe at President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., for "killing baby elephants for kicks" after he suggested that former FBI Director James Comey does not have character.
Wallace was discussing Comey's testimony earlier in the day before the Senate Intelligence Committee and his private conversations with Trump when she brought up her own personal experiences in government.
"I have been alone in the Oval Office with the president who has said things, I guess, in that spirit, and there's no ambiguity when a president has you alone in the Oval Office and asks you to do something, you go do it," said Wallace, who served as former President George W. Bush's communications chief. "You don't go back to you office and wonder if that was a spirit or a sentiment; you do whatever he asks you to do."
Wallace said that Bush never asked her to do anything that crossed ethical boundaries, noting Comey felt that Trump was crossing ethical boundaries.
She then said that Trump Jr. "channeled" his father and "attacked" Comey's character on Twitter. The president's eldest son wrote in a tweet that Comey's testimony "put his own 'character' on trial."
I'm pretty sure that Comey's testimony put his own "character" on trial.
Leaks, admitted weakness, Lynch double standard. Come on now. https://t.co/BHBk83NFhd
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
"This is a president without a lot of defenders in Congress, without a lot of defenders in the law enforcement community," Wallace said. "A 'normal White House,' on a day like today, would have former attorneys general, would have former people in law enforcement sort of making legal arguments."
"For a guy who kills baby elephants for kicks to be giving James Comey a lesson in character, and strength of character, is rich at best and pathetic at worst," Wallace added.
Trump Jr. has previously been pictured hunting big game, including elephants.