Steve Schmidt Slams Trump Joyride
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, and he is now a regular political contributor to MSNBC. On Sunday night, Schmidt unleashed one of his patented tweetstorms, eviscerating Donald Trump over 9 Tweets. MaxNewsToday has assembled these tweets and reprinted them as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Schmidt Storm. His tweetstorm has been edited for accuracy and clarity. Donald Trump’s ride will be talked about 30 years from now like it happened yesterday.
It will be viewed as the worst photo op in presidential history. It speaks perfectly to his sociopathy, recklessness, neediness and the extremes of his movement. The Lincoln Project looks forward to crucifying him (politically) with it this week. He looks completely deranged, as he conjures the definitive 21st-century Dr. Strangelove vibe, as he waves at the QAnon freak show from inside the hermetically sealed presidential suburban with two Secret Service hostages. Trump’s malevolent insanity and malfeasance have wrecked the country. At least 150,000 are dead who shouldn’t be. The economy is wrecked for the little guy, while Trump’s cronies and family engorge themselves. School is ruined, and so many pleasures of life are ended because of COVID-19 and Trump’s imbecility. I wish I was able to be in the room with Susan Collins and Rick Wilson, Reed Galen and Stuart Stevens when she sees the ad coming for her with Trump in the limo. Trump ended his presidency this week. The disclosure that he is a tax cheat, combined with his unhinged and out-of-control debate performance -- which included a call to arms for fascist militia groups, threats of violence and sinister insinuations about a peaceful transition of power being dependent on his victory -- were more than enough to finish him. But, at long last, karma has found its way to Donald John Trump. His recklessness and casual disregard for human life have caused an epic tragedy in America. That same recklessness and buffoonery has destroyed his campaign. It is bankrupt and broken. Its leadership is scandalized. There is chaos in the White House and in the campaign. It is coming apart. The staff is confused and scared. They have been disregarded and treated like disposable dog-shit bags. No one trusts anyone or believes anything on the inside. It’s breaking up. “ THE RIDE” will be the eternal symbol of Trump’s collapse. He looks like a fool. A reckless fool who failed America more than any other American who has ever lived.
Get ready for Trump’s version of Dukakis in the tank. It will be our tribute to Roger Ailes, with a special dedication to Kimberly Guilfoyle for upholding the highest standards of depravity and insanity at the Fox News Channel. America, the sane part, has come to expect nothing less.