GOP Strategist Blasts Trump Administration Following Release Of Controversial New Book

On Thursday, GOP strategist Steve Schmidt appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”


During the interview, Schmidt spoke about the newly published book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”


“We see in this book the chaos, the incompetence, the recklessness, the unpreparedness for duties and responsibilities around the most powerful person in the world of this entire menagerie. Truly, when you look at their comportment in this majestic place, the West Wing of the White House, they couldn’t be more vile than if they were monkeys hurling their excrement at each other in a cage,” he said.


Schmidt has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration in the past.


Last month, while speaking about the GOP tax bill, Schmidt said, “This tax bill demonstrates, once again, the total collapse of all and any rigor around the policymaking process in the GOP Congress. It is built on a foundation of lies. It adds more than a trillion to the debt. No real conservative should vote for this.”


President Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to address the new book that was just released.


“Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!” Trump wrote.