MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance on Kabul Suicide Bombings that Killed at Least 12 U.S. Service Members: ‘#DealWithIt’

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Malcolm Nance speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )
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MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance reacted to suicide bombings outside of Kabul’s international airport on Thursday – which killed at least 11 U.S. Marines and one Navy medic – by telling Americans to “deal with it.”

Nance made the declaration in a hashtag to his nearly 1 million followers on Twitter.

“20 YEARS- FYI there have been terrorist suicide bombers killing civilians nearly DAILY in Afghanistan. This ain’t new. It’s why we are leaving. #DealWithIt,” Nance tweeted.

Tweet from MSNBCs Malcolm Nance. Screenshot via Twitter.

Tweet from MSNBCs Malcolm Nance. (Screenshot via Twitter).

It appears Nance has since deleted the tweet.

In addition to the U.S. service members killed, the twin suicide bombings outside Hamid Karzai International Airport and the Baron Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed at least 60 people and wounded another 150 on Thursday, according to reports.

TOPSHOT - Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man out of a car for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man out of a car for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images).

The White House canceled its noon briefing with press secretary Jen Psaki, which would have presumably offered a more concrete update on the status of American citizens left in Afghanistan.

Nance’s description of the mass killing as not “news” prompted a torrent of outrage on the social media outlet.

Tweeting the hashtag “deal with it” in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack that killed at least a dozen U.S. service members is not Nance’s first time disparaging his fellow countrymen and downplaying terrorism.

In 2019, Nance compared supporters of President Donald Trump and Islamic State members, arguing that they are “very similar,” during an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with host Chris Matthews. The frequent MSNBC guest also claimed that veterans who support Trump are “not honorable military veterans” during an appearance on MSNBC’s AM Joy in 2018.

Nance routinely promulgated the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory on MSNBC and claimed, without evidence, that President Trump was an “asset” of the Russian government – likely adding to the hysteria and confusion experienced by consumers of the establishment press during the Trump administration.

In 2019, the Department of Justice announced that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion between any American and the Russian government in attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

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