Appearing on MSNBC on Monday afternoon, the former spokesperson for Republican Speaker John Boehner blasted Republicans denial of reality when it comes to President Donald Trump.
"How challenging is it for this administration, for those that represent this country broadly around the world right now, to effectively say, pay no attention to what that guy is saying?" host Peter Alexander asked Michael Steel.
"It's awful because you have people who are patriots, people are trying to protect the country, people are trying to get our economy stronger who are simultaneously trying to conserve the Constitution of the United States and serve at the pleasure of a president who lives in a somewhat parallel reality," Steel explained.
"A president who has a yawning gap, a need to believe that things are as they aren't, and that creates this dual vision that all of these guys have to deal with as they try and do the right thing for the country.
Fundamentally, 'don't tell granddad' is a strategy to get through Thanksgiving, not a way to govern the country," Steel explained.
"He has to face reality," he concluded.