It appears that former RNC chairman, Michael Steele, is suffering from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome every bit as much as MSNBC Deadline: White House host Nicole Wallace who describes herself as a "recovering Republican."
In his latest TDS outbreak, Steele described President Donald Trump as a "self-proclaimed nationalist" while talking about the arrest of a self-proclaimed white nationalist, Christoper Paul Hasson. The MSNBC analyst claimed that Trump was not happy with law enforcement for preventing a planned attack that Hasson was accused of planning.
MICHAEL STEELE: So why would we be surprised that a self-proclaimed nationalist would not speak out against a self-proclaimed white nationalist? Why are we acting like this is a space Donald Trump will go in on behalf of the American ideal? No, he’s not and these are his people. And he’s not going to thank law enforcement because he’s probably not happy about what law enforcement did.
Apparently Steele thinks he is able to read Donald Trump's mind. But wait... His TDS, which now seems to be a requirement for MSNBC "Republicans," is just starting to kick in.
STEELE: That’s where we are. I call the space where we are where we are. I’m not going to try to dress it up and be all, you know, pie in the sky and be hopeful that in the next incident Donald Trump will actually get it right, that he will have matured in his presidency enough to act like a president.
That observation drew this question from Nicole Wallace whose MSNBC job security is pretty much secure due to her frequent TDS displays.
NICOLE WALLACE: That’s a great thing to say. Let me just draw you out on that. If he carried out those attacks, what do you think the President would have done?
STEELE: Well, that’s the next test in all of this. That is a very good question and it’s absolutely the next test, because we can sit here honestly saying that we would hope there would be the appropriate level of outrage and pushback and all hands on deck, to your point about the Justice Department and those responding, but here we sit and we have a little thought bubble as a question mark. I don’t know what he would do. And that’s the sad spot about all of this.
Umm... There was no such attack this time because law enforcement prevented it. And yet Trump still gets blamed for having an imaginary attitude. Yeah, definitely a case of terminal TDS here.