Ex-GOPer Steve Schmidt: Trump Didn’t Mail The Bombs, But The Bomber ‘Actualized His Clear Intent’


On Friday night, former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt sounded off against President Donald Trump in the wake of the apprehension of the bomber, who was a supporter of his.

Schmidt first began by slamming conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh and the “billion-dollar” anger and conspiracy industry who have “infested” 30-40% of the population and how many of them have become “fanatics” and joined a “cult of personality.”

“We have arrived at this dark hour because of Donald Trump,” Schmidt told MSNBC’s Brian Williams. “He didn’t mail the bomb and he didn’t put the stickers on the envelope, but created an atmosphere where a sick person, a criminal, somebody like this terrorist would actualize trump’s clear intent. Trump goes out everyday as the tribal chief of a faction that has declared war on the majority of the country… And this sick person or evil person or maybe a little bit of both decided to become a soldier in Trump’s army to kill the enemies. And what we saw was the largest mass assassination plot in American history. We haven’t seen something like this since the day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.”

“Anybody who doesn’t see the clear connection between the atmosphere and what occurred here has suspended disbelief or is complicit or dishonest or is simply so brainwashed that they stop being able to think for themselves,” Schmidt continued. “Donald Trump’s presidency in the cost, the degradations to our civility, our country are coming home to roost.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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