Not everyone who enters into politics will be the same when they leave. This reality has certainly presented itself as it pertains to Michael Steele, a former member of the Republican Party and a now ex-right-wing commentator; The Daily Caller News Foundation reports.
What Happened to Michael Steele?
On Friday, Steele appeared on MSNBC for an interview. During this segment, Steele discussed President Trump and the latter’s supposed thoughts on FBI agents who stopped a homegrown terrorist from attacking Democratic officials.
Steele’s commentary on this matter reads as follows:
“I was going to say, I guess I kind of, at this point, have reached — my glass is no longer half-full, it’s just overflowing with all of the crazy that comes out of Trump. On this one, why would we be surprised that a self-proclaimed nationalist would not speak out against a self-proclaimed white nationalist?”
Steele then continued by alleging that President Trump would have been happy to see Democrats harmed by a radical who disagreed with their views:
“Why are we acting like this is a space Donald Trump is going to go in on behalf of the American ideal? No, he’s not. These are his people, all right. And he’s not going to thank law enforcement because he’s probably not happy about what law enforcement did.”
Finally, when Steele was asked if his assertions represented the current political climate in the United States, he doubled down.
“That’s where we are. I call the space where we are what we are. I’m not going to try to dress it up and be all pie in the sky and hopeful that oh, the next incident, Donald Trump will actually get it right, that will he have matured in his presidency enough to act like a president.”
Steele may have concerns about the direction in which the political climate is going. However, unfounded assertions about President Trump’s thoughts on law enforcement stopping acts of terror are not helpful. Throughout Steele’s entire segment on MSNBC, he did not offer any evidence to support his claims; sadly, that’s what often happens when you go full liberal.
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