Nicolle Wallace is an American political analyst, commentator, author, and political show host. She has served as the press secretary for the governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, and as the communications director of the Florida State Technology Office. She has also served under George W. Bush during his first term as the president and was the communications director for his 2004 re-election campaign. Wallace subsequently turned toward writing and released the novel Eighteen Acres; its sequel, It's Classified (2011); and her third novel, Madam President (2015). Wallace gained media attention while working for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and was dragged into a controversy related to running mate Sarah Palin. She has contributed to both MSNBC and NBC News and now serves as a political analyst for the networks. She previously hosted the ABC daytime talk show The View. Wallace has been a harsh critic of President Donald Trump and has often discussed how she deals with her parents, who are staunch Trump supporters. She is divorced from entrepreneur and former diplomat Mark Wallace and is currently in a relationship with investigative journalist Michael S. Schmidt.