'An abuse beyond description': Steve Schmidt drops the hammer on Trump for concocting fake caravan crisis
Steve Schmidt (MSNBC)

Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt furiously railed against President Donald Trump for concocting the migrant caravan "crisis" out of thin air -- and wasting the time of military service members who now have to spend time away from their families for what he described as a political stunt.

"We've seen a president of the United States make up out of whole cloth an invasion, saying that there is an invading army of disease-ridden immigrants coming to crash through the southern border," he said. "He has deployed active duty assets of the United States military, including elements of the 101st and 82nd Airbornes, the 4th Infantry Division, units that have deployed over and over again, dozen of times, to Iraq and Afghanistan."

Schmidt then described the strain that is already being put on military families -- and he called the president's decision to use them as political props unconscionable.

"How many Thanksgivings, how many Christmases, how many graduations have those soldiers missed?" he asked. "And for them to be put down there for this nonsense is an abuse beyond description."

Schmidt then said the fear-mongering about the caravan was just part of a pattern with Trump that included "the vileness, the meanness, the cruelty, the dishonesty, the assaults on objective truth."

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