Chris Wallace Hits ‘Wag the Dog’ Reaction to Trump Ordering Airstrike: Wrong Now, Wrong When Trump Suggested Same of Obama

Fox News’ Chris Wallace today criticized the “wag the dog” comments in response to President Donald Trump ordering the airstrike that took out top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

The phrase, popularized by the movie of the same name, generally refers to the president taking military action to distract from political problems at home.

As Trace Gallagher noted to Wallace this afternoon, it’s a critique being lobbed at Trump now, but also a critique Trump himself lobbed at
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