Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes battered Donald Trump on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," calling him the "chaos candidate" and stating that there is "no bottom" to his lack of "decency."
Upset over the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who felt he had to step down because he could no longer deal with the president's erratic behavior, Sykes unloaded on Trump.
"He was the chaos candidate, he was the dysfunction candidate," Sykes told host Joe Scarborough. "I'm not sure that bothered much of his core base. the last two years has been an experiment about the depth of our tribalism, how much would we be willing to accept, how far could you push the line?"
After pausing, Sykes exclaimed, "You know, up until now we've seen that there seemed to be no bottom. There seemed to be no limit and I don't know if this administration is terminal but there's no question about it that there's really fundamental cracks in the way he's handling Mattis."
"Leaving aside just fundamental decency, leaving aside the personal decency, you would think there would be some sort of self-preservation," the conservative cautioned Trump. "Can you imagine if there was a primary challenge of Donald Trump by General Mattis or if Democrats put somebody like General Mattis on the ticket? This would be the worst nightmare for Donald Trump because he has portrayed himself fraudulently as the strong man who backs the military, and basically General Mattis is in the process of calling B.S. on the president."
You can watch the video below via MSNBC: