MSNBC Republican: Trump Team Worse Than 'Monkeys Hurling Excrement'

One of MSNBC’s fake Republicans, Steve Schmidt demonstrated just how much he loathes the Trump administration on Thursday when he launched into an angry tirade during The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and declared of the Trump team: “And truly when you look at their comportment in this majestic place in the West Wing of the White House, they couldn't be more vile than if they were monkeys hurling excrement at each other in a cage.

Schmidt’s hatred was allowed to flow during a discussion of a new New York Times story that detailed how President Trump didn’t want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the FBI’s Russia probe. O’Donnell himself teed up his guest:

Steve Schmidt, your reaction to this reporting tonight on the President, including this concept for what he needs in the White House is his own Roy Cohn a disgraced disbarred lawyer who’s accused of crimes himself?

It seems remarkable that we’re just a couple of days into the New Year when we're looking at the speed of stories, the unraveling that's happening around this president, around the oval office,” Schmidt spat as he flew off the handle right out of the gate. “Specifically, Lawrence, this week began with what I would call an outburst of digital McCarthyism.

 

 

The so-called Republican spoke with righteous indignation when he denounced the President as a dictator who was looking to grow his powers of total control:

And of course, it is also autocrat in intent because at the heart of every autocracy is this notion of conspiracy, the insidious fifth column working against the people who can only be protected by their leader who needs extra-judicial powers and it's okay to violate democratic norms to put down the conspiracy. It's frightening, frankly.

And, of course, we see in this book [by Michael Wolff] the chaos, the incompetence, the recklessness, the unpreparedness for duties and responsibilities around the most powerful person of the world of the menagerie around him,” Schmidt sneered as he smeared those who worked in the White House. It was then that he compared them all to monkey’s throwing their feces around a cage.

The folks over at The Last Word actually promoted Schmidt's poop smear in a post highlighting it on Twitter

Schmidt’s probably still upset that he wasn’t able to get the White House via the failed McCain campaign of 2008, which he helped manage.

Transcript below:

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MSNBC
The Last Word
January 5, 2018
10:13:50 PM Eastern

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LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Steve Schmidt, your reaction to this reporting tonight on the President, including this concept for what he needs in the White House is his own Roy Cohn a disgraced disbarred lawyer who’s accused of crimes himself?

STEVE SCHMIDT: It seems remarkable that we’re just a couple of days into the New Year when we're looking at the speed of stories, the unraveling that's happening around this president, around the oval office. Specifically, Lawrence, this week began with what I would call an outburst of digital McCarthyism.

The insinuation that the Department of Justice, the intelligence communities work together in a conspiracy against the American people. This is exactly the type of allegations and insinuations that McCarthy made. And of course, it is also autocrat in intent because at the heart of every autocracy is this notion of conspiracy, the insidious fifth column working against the people who can only be protected by their leader who needs extra-judicial powers and it's okay to violate democratic norms to put down the conspiracy. It's frightening, frankly.

Again, we see that with the actions on the airplane, of course, whether it was a crime or not, the special counsel will determine but we know that the president of the United States was engaged in premeditatedly lying to the American people. And in every instance, as is always the case since they made the first representations denying that there was any involvement with Russians, and in every instance, the administration has been found to be lying on all of these issues.

And, of course, we see in this book the chaos, the incompetence, the recklessness, the unpreparedness for duties and responsibilities around the most powerful person of the world of the menagerie around him. And truly when you look at their comportment in this majestic place in the West Wing of the White House, they couldn't be more vile than if they were monkeys hurling excrement at each other in a cage.

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