Appearing on MSNBC Friday morning, a livid Michael Steele lit into the Trump Administration for the daily “drip, drip, drip” of information about links to Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, saying the Republican Party is going to be decimated by it.
Speaking with host Stephanie Ruhle, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee was asked about NBC’s bombshell report that an ex-Soviet agent met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort in Trump Tower on June 9th.
Steele became quite animated about the long term implications for the Republican Party with a reeling President Donald Trump as the face of the party.
“I think it works along the lines of a general belief that no one will know what actually happened because there was no third party source to validate or corroborate who was in the meeting,” Steele began. “But, you know, we have a press corps, we have individuals as we’ve learned in this administration who do like to talk. And that information gets out — the drip, drip, drip. I’ve said it now for six months, the drip, drip, drip from this campaign and now into this administration will be its death knell, and it rings every frigging day for the Republican Party, and they better wake their butts up.”
“Why is the Republican Party letting this happened?” Steele was asked.
“They’re scared of one-tenth of 1 percent of a base that is lockstep with Donald Trump, and the leadership is frozen,” Steele replied as his voice rose and he began to tick off the lack of any progress the Republicans have made since taking over the White House and both houses of Congress. “They have cement around their feet and they refuse to move. They can’t get an agenda passed, seven years on health care? This is a joke. Infrastructure won’t happen, tax reform? Forget about it.”
“Because the focus right now is on getting to the bottom of the crap that is building up around this administration that is weighing down the party. If they don’t wake up, there will be no party going into next year,” he concluded.
You can watch the video below via MSNBC: