Steve Schmidt Returns To MSNBC | All In | MSNBC

Steve Schmidt Returns To MSNBC | All In | MSNBC


>>>DRIVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF>>>DRIVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF THE TRUMP ERA I THINK THIS WEEK THE TRUMP ERA I THINK THIS WEEK HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY INSANE. HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY INSANE. IT’S BEEN AN INSANE WEEK, AN IT’S BEEN AN INSANE WEEK, AN INSANE EIGHT MONTHS. INSANE EIGHT MONTHS. AND ONE PERSON WE’VE NOT HEARD AND ONE PERSON WE’VE NOT HEARD FROM THIS ENTIRE TIME IS STEVE FROM THIS ENTIRE TIME IS STEVE SCHMIDT, A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, SCHMIDT, A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, HE BECAME AN OUTSPOKEN NEVER HE BECAME AN OUTSPOKEN NEVER TRUMPER, HE’S BEEN GONE FOR TRUMPER, HE’S BEEN GONE FOR AROUND EIGHT MONTHS FOR SOME AROUND EIGHT MONTHS FOR SOME REASONS YOU MIGHT KNOW, SOME HE REASONS YOU MIGHT KNOW, SOME HE MIGHT NOT. MIGHT NOT. BUT HE’S BACK HERE TONIGHT. BUT HE’S BACK HERE TONIGHT. PLEASE WELCOME STEVE SCHMIDT. PLEASE WELCOME STEVE SCHMIDT. GREAT TO SEE YOU. GREAT TO SEE YOU. HAVE A SEAT. HAVE A SEAT. IT’S GREAT TO VUYOK BATCH AM. IT’S GREAT TO VUYOK BATCH AM.>>GREAT TO BE BACK.>>GREAT TO BE BACK.>>YOU WERE WORKING FOR HOWARD>>YOU WERE WORKING FOR HOWARD SCHULTZ. SCHULTZ. HOW WAS THAT? HOW WAS THAT? HOW’D THAT GO? HOW’D THAT GO?>>HE HAS AS YOU KNOW HE THOUGHT>>HE HAS AS YOU KNOW HE THOUGHT ABOUT PEAG ABEING A CANDIDATE FO ABOUT PEAG ABEING A CANDIDATE FO PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. HE TOOK A LOOK AND DECIDED DON’T HE TOOK A LOOK AND DECIDED DON’T WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT SO I’M DELIGHTED TO BE PRESIDENT SO I’M DELIGHTED TO BE BACK. BACK.>>THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO SAY>>THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT?>>I DO, YEAH.>>I DO, YEAH.>>WHAT’S IT LIKE JUST TO WATCH>>WHAT’S IT LIKE JUST TO WATCH THE ARK OF THE NEWS AND NOT BE THE ARK OF THE NEWS AND NOT BE AS SORT OF INTIMATELY INVOLVED AS SORT OF INTIMATELY INVOLVED IP IP IN COMMENTING? IN COMMENTING?>>I THINK IT GIVES YOU A BIT>>I THINK IT GIVES YOU A BIT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE IN THAT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE IN THAT YOU’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT YOU’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT THREE, TIMES, FOUR TIMES A DAY THREE, TIMES, FOUR TIMES A DAY HAVING TWEETED IN NINE OR TEN HAVING TWEETED IN NINE OR TEN MONTHS. MONTHS. SO IT’S HEALTHY IN SOME LEVEL SO IT’S HEALTHY IN SOME LEVEL JUST TO STEP BACK FROM ALL OF JUST TO STEP BACK FROM ALL OF IT. IT. PART OF I THINK LIVING THE PART OF I THINK LIVING THE DEMOCRACY IS FREEDOM FROM FROM DEMOCRACY IS FREEDOM FROM FROM THE LEADER, CONSTANTLY IN YOUR THE LEADER, CONSTANTLY IN YOUR FACE. FACE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE IN THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE IN NORMAL DEMOCRACIES. NORMAL DEMOCRACIES. WE OUGHT TO HAVE FREEDOM FROM WE OUGHT TO HAVE FREEDOM FROM OUR POLITICIANS. OUR POLITICIANS. THEY SHOULDN’T BE THE CENTRAL THEY SHOULDN’T BE THE CENTRAL FIGURES IN OUR LIVES. FIGURES IN OUR LIVES. IN THE ALL CONSUMING AND DEEPLY IN THE ALL CONSUMING AND DEEPLY WORRYING MATTER THAT THEY ARE. WORRYING MATTER THAT THEY ARE.>>IT’S A GOOD POINT.>>IT’S A GOOD POINT. THERE ARE MANY WAYS I THINK TO A THERE ARE MANY WAYS I THINK TO A CORE AND VISCERAL LEVEL HE CORE AND VISCERAL LEVEL HE REALLY DOES HAVE MUCH DEFECTION REALLY DOES HAVE MUCH DEFECTION FOR STRONG MEN BUT ACTUALLY FOR STRONG MEN BUT ACTUALLY LIKES THAT SYSTEM AND HAS IN LIKES THAT SYSTEM AND HAS IN SOME WAYS ORIENTED OUR POLITICAL SOME WAYS ORIENTED OUR POLITICAL CULTURE AROUND THAT VISION. CULTURE AROUND THAT VISION.>>I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS>>I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THERE WAS A TRILOGY OF FDR BOOKS THERE WAS A TRILOGY OF FDR BOOKS THAT WAS COMPLETED BY AND I’M THAT WAS COMPLETED BY AND I’M BLANKING ON THE AUTHOR’S NAME, BLANKING ON THE AUTHOR’S NAME, BUT HE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT BUT HE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT FDR AS HE WAS ARKCHITECTING THAT FDR AS HE WAS ARKCHITECTING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY HIS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY HIS AMBITION AMBITION AMBITION WASN’T THIS NEW WORLD AMBITION WASN’T THIS NEW WORLD ORDER, WASN’T THAT IT WOULD LAST ORDER, WASN’T THAT IT WOULD LAST FOREVER. FOREVER. HE ONLY WANTED IT TO LAST AS HE ONLY WANTED IT TO LAST AS LONG AS EVERY PERSON THAT WOULD LONG AS EVERY PERSON THAT WOULD ARRIVE ON THE DAY THE WAR ENDED ARRIVE ON THE DAY THE WAR ENDED WOULD ARRIVE. WOULD ARRIVE. AND IT’S HAD A GOOD RUN. AND IT’S HAD A GOOD RUN. SO YOU SEE THIS WEEK IN STARK SO YOU SEE THIS WEEK IN STARK WAYS THE RETREAT DECLINE OF WAYS THE RETREAT DECLINE OF AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD. AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD. YOU SEE THE ABILITY OF THE YOU SEE THE ABILITY OF THE CHINESE CULTURALLY TO IMPOSE CHINESE CULTURALLY TO IMPOSE SILENCE ON SOME OF OUR MOST SILENCE ON SOME OF OUR MOST FAMOUS ATHLETES, SOME OF OUR FAMOUS ATHLETES, SOME OF OUR MOST OUTSPOKEN CITIZENS. MOST OUTSPOKEN CITIZENS. WE SEE THE FILLING OF THE MIDDLE WE SEE THE FILLING OF THE MIDDLE EAST WITH RUSSIAN INFLUENCE AS EAST WITH RUSSIAN INFLUENCE AS OPPOSED TO AMERICAN. OPPOSED TO AMERICAN. WE SEE AMERICA’S ADVERSARIES WE SEE AMERICA’S ADVERSARIES WITH LICENSE TO MOVE. WITH LICENSE TO MOVE. WE SEE CHAOS IN THE WORLD. WE SEE CHAOS IN THE WORLD. AND SO WE’VE ENTERED THIS AND SO WE’VE ENTERED THIS CONSEQUENCES STAGE OF THE TRUMP CONSEQUENCES STAGE OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. AND I THINK WHEN WE LOOK AT IT, AND I THINK WHEN WE LOOK AT IT, WE SHOULD TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY WE SHOULD TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FORMER HEAD OF THE U.S. WHAT THE FORMER HEAD OF THE U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND ADMIRAL WILLIAM McRAVEN SAID. ADMIRAL WILLIAM McRAVEN SAID. AND HE SAID THE REPUBLIC IS AND HE SAID THE REPUBLIC IS UNDER ATTACK FROM WITHIN BY THE UNDER ATTACK FROM WITHIN BY THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WE’RE MOVING INTO A VERY, VERY WE’RE MOVING INTO A VERY, VERY SERIOUS TIME IN THIS COUNTRY SERIOUS TIME IN THIS COUNTRY NOW. NOW.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU JUST>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU JUST MENTIONED WHAT’S GOING ON IN MENTIONED WHAT’S GOING ON IN SYRIA, AND I WANTED TO TALK TO SYRIA, AND I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT. YOU ABOUT THAT. THERE’S TWO THINGS. THERE’S TWO THINGS. ONE, IT’S REALLY INTERESTING TO ONE, IT’S REALLY INTERESTING TO ME TO WATCH REPUBLICANS REACT TO ME TO WATCH REPUBLICANS REACT TO THIS. THIS. LINDSEY GRAHAM IN PARTICULAR BUT LINDSEY GRAHAM IN PARTICULAR BUT A LOT OF THEM BECAUSE I I THINK A LOT OF THEM BECAUSE I I THINK TO MYSELF THIS IS A TRAVESTY AND TO MYSELF THIS IS A TRAVESTY AND HORRIBLE BUT THIS IS THE THING? HORRIBLE BUT THIS IS THE THING? IT WASN’T THE KIDS IN CAGES, IT WASN’T THE KIDS IN CAGES, SELLING OUT AMERICAN INTERESTS A SELLING OUT AMERICAN INTERESTS A MILLION OTHER WAYS OR MILLION OTHER WAYS OR CORRUPTION, THIS IS THE THING. CORRUPTION, THIS IS THE THING. AND I ALMOST CAN’T MODEL THE AND I ALMOST CAN’T MODEL THE IDEOLOGICAL VISION THAT MAKES IDEOLOGICAL VISION THAT MAKES THIS THE BREAKING POINT. THIS THE BREAKING POINT.>>WELL, IT’S FASCINATING THE>>WELL, IT’S FASCINATING THE DISASSOCIATION YOU SEE PLAYING DISASSOCIATION YOU SEE PLAYING OUT AS IF THE SILENCE AND OUT AS IF THE SILENCE AND ACQUIESCENCE TO THE NONSTOP ACQUIESCENCE TO THE NONSTOP LYING, TO THECRU CORRUPTION, TO LYING, TO THECRU CORRUPTION, TO INCOMPETENCE, THAT NONE OF THAT INCOMPETENCE, THAT NONE OF THAT ACCUMULATED TO THIS MOMENT AS IF ACCUMULATED TO THIS MOMENT AS IF THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT. IT. SO HE WILL HAVE BEEN ELECTED SO HE WILL HAVE BEEN ELECTED THREE YEARS AGO. THREE YEARS AGO. HE’S BEEN PRESIDENT FOR A HE’S BEEN PRESIDENT FOR A SUBSTANTIAL PERIOD OF TIME. SUBSTANTIAL PERIOD OF TIME. AND HIS BEHAVIOR IS GETTING AND HIS BEHAVIOR IS GETTING WORSE BECAUSE OF THE LICENSE WORSE BECAUSE OF THE LICENSE THAT HE’S BEEN GIVEN BY MEMBERS THAT HE’S BEEN GIVEN BY MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS WHO ARE — WHO OF THE CONGRESS WHO ARE — WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A COEQUAL BRANCH ARE MEMBERS OF A COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT WHO HAVE OF GOVERNMENT WHO HAVE SUBORDINATED THESE INSTITUTIONS SUBORDINATED THESE INSTITUTIONS TO THE STRONGMAN PRESIDENT WHO TO THE STRONGMAN PRESIDENT WHO IS ADMIRAL McRAVEN CORRECTLY AND IS ADMIRAL McRAVEN CORRECTLY AND APPROPRIATELY SAID IS A REAL APPROPRIATELY SAID IS A REAL THREAT TO THE REPUBLIC. THREAT TO THE REPUBLIC.>>THERE WAS A BIPARTISAN VOTE>>THERE WAS A BIPARTISAN VOTE IN THE HOUSE CONDEMNING THE IN THE HOUSE CONDEMNING THE SYRIA POLICY. SYRIA POLICY. THERE MIGHT BE ONE IN THE THERE MIGHT BE ONE IN THE SENATE. SENATE. I GUESS I WONDER DOES IT MATTER I GUESS I WONDER DOES IT MATTER MORE THAN THIS MORE THAN THIS START TO GET FREAKED ABOUT THE START TO GET FREAKED ABOUT THE VERY DURABILITY OF THE COUNTRY’S VERY DURABILITY OF THE COUNTRY’S INTERESTS BEING VOUCHED SAFE BY INTERESTS BEING VOUCHED SAFE BY THE MAN IN CHARGE OF IT. THE MAN IN CHARGE OF IT. THAT MIGHT MAKE THEM WILLING TO THAT MIGHT MAKE THEM WILLING TO BREAK WITH TRUMP ON OTHER BREAK WITH TRUMP ON OTHER THINGS. THINGS. DO YOU THINK THAT IS TRUE? DO YOU THINK THAT IS TRUE?>>WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT SO FAR.>>WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT SO FAR. THIS IS THE FIRST INSTANCE. THIS IS THE FIRST INSTANCE. BECAUSE THE INCOMPETENCE OF THE BECAUSE THE INCOMPETENCE OF THE DECISION AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF DECISION AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT DECISION, WE HAVE HUNDREDS THAT DECISION, WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF ISIS FIGHTERS HAVE ESCAPED OF ISIS FIGHTERS HAVE ESCAPED FROM PRISON. FROM PRISON. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO GO TO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE. COMMUNITY COLLEGE. [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ] WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO IS WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO IS THEY’RE GOING TO KILL PEOPLE. THEY’RE GOING TO KILL PEOPLE. THEY’LL KILL PEOPLE IN WESTERN THEY’LL KILL PEOPLE IN WESTERN CAPITALS. CAPITALS. WE SEE A FOREIGN POLICY DISASTER WE SEE A FOREIGN POLICY DISASTER REALLY OF UNPRECEDENTED REALLY OF UNPRECEDENTED DIMENSIONS. DIMENSIONS. AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT DISASTER WILL BE FELT FOR YEARS. DISASTER WILL BE FELT FOR YEARS. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. HAPPEN. WE DON’T KNOW HOW ANY OF THIS WE DON’T KNOW HOW ANY OF THIS WILL PLAY OUT OTHER THAN TO SAY WILL PLAY OUT OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT TRUMP HAS UNLEASHED VAST THAT TRUMP HAS UNLEASHED VAST QUANTITIES OF HUMAN SUFFERING. QUANTITIES OF HUMAN SUFFERING. HE HAS DESTABILIZED THE MOST HE HAS DESTABILIZED THE MOST DESTABILIZED REGION IN THE DESTABILIZED REGION IN THE WORLD. WORLD. AND HE HAS HARMED DEEPLY THE AND HE HAS HARMED DEEPLY THE NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS OF NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY.>>I WANT TO SORT OF PLAY>>I WANT TO SORT OF PLAY DEVIL’S ADVOCATE FOR A MOMENT ON DEVIL’S ADVOCATE FOR A MOMENT ON THIS. THIS. ONE THING AS I’VE WATCHED THE ONE THING AS I’VE WATCHED THE CRITICISM OF THIS DECISION, I CRITICISM OF THIS DECISION, I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I IMAGINE A THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I IMAGINE A FUTURE IN WHICH A DEMOCRATIC FUTURE IN WHICH A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT OR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT OR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WITHDRAWS FROM PRESIDENT WITHDRAWS FROM AFGHANISTAN, SOMETHING THAT I AFGHANISTAN, SOMETHING THAT I THINK HAS TO HAPPEN AT A CERTAIN THINK HAS TO HAPPEN AT A CERTAIN POINT. POINT. WE CANNOT BE THERE FOREVER. WE CANNOT BE THERE FOREVER. IT IS 18 YEARS. IT IS 18 YEARS. I WORRY ABOUT THE FORMS OF I WORRY ABOUT THE FORMS OF ARGUMENTTATION BEING MADE HERE ARGUMENTTATION BEING MADE HERE BEING USED THERE. BEING USED THERE. WE FOUGHT BESIDE THESE AFGHAN WE FOUGHT BESIDE THESE AFGHAN FIGHTERS, THE TALIBAN WILL RUSH FIGHTERS, THE TALIBAN WILL RUSH BACK IN. BACK IN. I WORRY ABOUT THE SAME KINDS OF I WORRY ABOUT THE SAME KINDS OF ARGUMENTS BEING USED THEN AND ARGUMENTS BEING USED THEN AND STOPPING — AND PROMOTING A WAR STOPPING — AND PROMOTING A WAR GOING ON ESSENTIALLY FOREVER. GOING ON ESSENTIALLY FOREVER.>>I THINK ONE THING IS>>I THINK ONE THING IS CERTAINLY LIKELY TO BE TRUE IS CERTAINLY LIKELY TO BE TRUE IS THAT BEFORE THE NEXT THAT BEFORE THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WE WILL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WE WILL SEE THE FIRST AMERICAN SOLDIER, SEE THE FIRST AMERICAN SOLDIER, SAILOR, AIRMAN OR MARINE WHO WAS SAILOR, AIRMAN OR MARINE WHO WAS BORN AFTER 9/11 KILLED IN ACTION BORN AFTER 9/11 KILLED IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON SOMEWHERE IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR THAT DAY’S EVENTS TERROR THAT DAY’S EVENTS WROUGHT. WROUGHT. THE IDEA WE SHOULD HAVE A THE IDEA WE SHOULD HAVE A PERMANENT GARRISON FORCE, 20, 40 PERMANENT GARRISON FORCE, 20, 40 YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN, I YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN, I PROFOUNDLY DISAGREE W. THEITH. PROFOUNDLY DISAGREE W. THEITH. THE IDEA WE CAN TURN IT INTO A THE IDEA WE CAN TURN IT INTO A JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY. JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY. THAT SAID, HOW WE GET OUT HAS TO THAT SAID, HOW WE GET OUT HAS TO BE WITH CARE, WITH THOUGHT. BE WITH CARE, WITH THOUGHT. AND, FRANKLY, A LOT GREATER AND, FRANKLY, A LOT GREATER THOUGHT THAN HOW WE ENTERED INTO THOUGHT THAN HOW WE ENTERED INTO SOME OF THESE COUNTRIES. SOME OF THESE COUNTRIES.>>I THINK THE HOW IS A GREAT>>I THINK THE HOW IS A GREAT POINT. POINT. THAT’S PART OF WHAT UNITED THAT’S PART OF WHAT UNITED PEOPLE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS, IS PEOPLE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS, IS HOW INSANE THE HOW WAS. HOW INSANE THE HOW WAS. I REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY NIGHT, I REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY NIGHT, ALL OF A SUDDEN TWITTER LIGHTS ALL OF A SUDDEN TWITTER LIGHTS UP AND IT’S LIKE, WAIT, THE UP AND IT’S LIKE, WAIT, THE WHITE HOUSE PUT OUT A STATEMENT WHITE HOUSE PUT OUT A STATEMENT ON WHAT? ON WHAT? THERE’S A SENSE THAT HE’S THERE’S A SENSE THAT HE’S GETTING WORSE. GETTING WORSE. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE SAY THIS SINCE I’VE SEEN PEOPLE SAY THIS SINCE HE CAME DOWN THE ESCALATOR. HE CAME DOWN THE ESCALATOR. BUT I FELT LIKE THE DORAL BUT I FELT LIKE THE DORAL DECISION YESTERDAY FELT LIKE DECISION YESTERDAY FELT LIKE SOME KIND OF A BREAK BECAUSE IT SOME KIND OF A BREAK BECAUSE IT IS SO EGREGIOUS. IS SO EGREGIOUS. IT’S INDEFENSIBLE. IT’S INDEFENSIBLE. HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HE HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HE DID YESTERDAY WITH THAT? DID YESTERDAY WITH THAT?>>IT’S JUST EXTRAORDINARY.>>IT’S JUST EXTRAORDINARY. THEY’RE LIKE PIGS FEEDING AT THE THEY’RE LIKE PIGS FEEDING AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH. PUBLIC TROUGH. THIS IS WHAT THE EMOLUMENTS THIS IS WHAT THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION DIRECTLY SPEAKS TO. DIRECTLY SPEAKS TO. IT’S WHAT IT’S THERE FOR. IT’S WHAT IT’S THERE FOR. IT’S COMPLETELY, UTTERLY IT’S COMPLETELY, UTTERLY INDEBATE BLY, INDISPUTE BLY INDEBATE BLY, INDISPUTE BLY INCONSTITUTIONAL. INCONSTITUTIONAL. IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF CORRUPTION. CORRUPTION. AND THE BRAZENNESS OF IT IS AND THE BRAZENNESS OF IT IS REALLY AT SOME LEVEL, YOU TEETER REALLY AT SOME LEVEL, YOU TEETER BETWEEN BEING OUTRAGED AND BETWEEN BEING OUTRAGED AND SITTING BACK AND LAUGHING. SITTING BACK AND LAUGHING. WHEN MICK MULVANEY GOES OUT AND WHEN MICK MULVANEY GOES OUT AND SAYS, IT’S THE BEST ONE IN ALL SAYS, IT’S THE BEST ONE IN ALL THE LAND, DORAL. THE LAND, DORAL. [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ]>>WELL, THERE IS ALSO A SENSE>>WELL, THERE IS ALSO A SENSE IN WHICH, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE IN WHICH, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE ALL THESE STORIES IN THE ALL THESE STORIES IN THE BEGINNING THAT WERE CLEARLY BEGINNING THAT WERE CLEARLY COMING FROM FOLKS INSIDE THE COMING FROM FOLKS INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION OF DON’T WORRY, ADMINISTRATION OF DON’T WORRY, WE GOT THIS. WE GOT THIS. THERE’S A FAMOUS OP-ED, BUT THIS THERE’S A FAMOUS OP-ED, BUT THIS IDEA OF WE’RE THE GUARDRAILS, IDEA OF WE’RE THE GUARDRAILS, DON’T WORRY, WE’RE KEEPING HIM DON’T WORRY, WE’RE KEEPING HIM CHECKED. CHECKED. I FOUND THOSE ANNOYING AND I FOUND THOSE ANNOYING AND SELF-SERVING. SELF-SERVING. THAT BEING SAID, IS THERE ARE THAT BEING SAID, IS THERE ARE FEWER INTERNAL GUARDRAILS NOW, FEWER INTERNAL GUARDRAILS NOW, THAT THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE THAT THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE BEFORE THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON BEFORE THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON COULD DISTRACT HIM THAN THERE COULD DISTRACT HIM THAN THERE ARE NOW AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE ARE NOW AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE GETTING THE DORAL DECISIONS, THE GETTING THE DORAL DECISIONS, THE INSANE REALITY SHOW STUNT HE INSANE REALITY SHOW STUNT HE TRIED TO PULL WITH GRIEVING TRIED TO PULL WITH GRIEVING PARENTS WHOSE CHILD WAS KILLED. PARENTS WHOSE CHILD WAS KILLED. YOU’RE GETTING THE WITHDRAWAL. YOU’RE GETTING THE WITHDRAWAL.>>I THOUGHT THE NEWS CONFERENCE>>I THOUGHT THE NEWS CONFERENCE WAS EXTRAORDINARY WITH THE VICE WAS EXTRAORDINARY WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. IT WAS LIKE HE WAS MEAT LOAF IT WAS LIKE HE WAS MEAT LOAF FROM AN% “APPRENTICE” EPISODE FROM AN% “APPRENTICE” EPISODE TRYING TO PLEASE MR. TRUMP ON TRYING TO PLEASE MR. TRUMP ON THE CHARITY CANDY SALE. THE CHARITY CANDY SALE. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] AND THE SYCOPHANTSY AROUND HIM AND THE SYCOPHANTSY AROUND HIM HAS LED US, I THINK, TO A HAS LED US, I THINK, TO A DANGEROUS PLACE. DANGEROUS PLACE. BUT NOW WHAT WE’RE SEEING, I BUT NOW WHAT WE’RE SEEING, I THINK, IS A LEVEL OF CORRUPTION THINK, IS A LEVEL OF CORRUPTION THAT IS SO OBVIOUS, SO DEEP WITH THAT IS SO OBVIOUS, SO DEEP WITH UKRAINE. UKRAINE. THERE IS MORE NERVOUSNESS ON THE THERE IS MORE NERVOUSNESS ON THE REPUBLICAN SEED THAN THERE HAS REPUBLICAN SEED THAN THERE HAS BEEN HERETOFORE.

100 thoughts on “Steve Schmidt Returns To MSNBC | All In | MSNBC

  1. Steve is a pathetic clown. Nobody in the Republican party likes or respects him. That's why only fakenews MSNBC has him on air. Guys a big time liar. Cheers from Toronto

  2. Notice that Trump made a last-minute announcement on the hurried Syrian pullout so that no other Country could move in and take the place of the US in protecting the Kurds and the ISIS Prisoners from escaping during the slaughter of the Kurds.

  3. As a democrat, I say this. Steve Schmidt is one of the few republicanos I respect in addition to Ana Navarro. Very smart, eloquent in his message🙋‍♀️👏

  4. No its not bin insane this week turmp got Chinese to sine a massive trad deal for American farmers 50 billion dollars of farming products Chinese will by from AMERICA farmers very good job turmp ok this week tump got turkey to sine ciesfire in syria amazing ok this week plus this week tump had 3 massive rallies in tex mi and ni no msn is lieing to everyone turmp had a very good week so disgusting and desperate so gutless turmp 2020baby

  5. We have been first played by OBS and our own Investment community (CDO's)… under Bush (GOP). Obama is handed a sh!t sandwich and he pulls us through to a 10 year recover. Trump (and a lapdog GOP takes over)… and Putin, XI, Kim, MBS, etc.., eviscerate all that recovery. Throw in Trump's "Temp Agency Admin." and his son-in-law's (Jared Kushner) execution of feeding off the teat of America… and we have this chaos now. It won't go away until this corrupt POTUS and his Temp Agency Administration is dismantled.

  6. OMG a Republican who makes sense. Bring back more– trump and his ilk make it easy to interact seriously with the old fashioned (pre-Reagan) conservatism.

  7. We have been awaiting Steve Schmidt's return and have truly missed his on point commentary; a former Republican who resigned association from the party he loved due to the refusal of Republicans to call out #45's illicit behavior and even lies now up to 13,000 and or falsehoods according to the Washington Post. Lets be clear that for any other presidential candidate, the Stormy Daniels hush money payment incident would've been all needed to remove a president from his duties and oath to office!

  8. What republic?? Does he mean Putin's regime. USA doesn't have to fight, we carry a big stick. Now in service to Russia

  9. I believe to my core, the instability Trump has unleashed, is to appease V. Putin. I think Trump loves and more importantly fears him.

  10. Steve Schmidt: 'It is nice to go out and look at the inside shell of the bubble we live in, isolated from regular Americans.' Chris is amazed that the Dems put up with Trump's crimes until Trump goes after one of their own – Biden. This OF COURSE means war. …..kids die all the time in cages……don't they? This is not Left vs Right. It is the $RICH$E$TABLI$MENT vs US.

  11. Yay!!!!!!!! I have been seeing Steve Schmidt on Real Time With Bill Maher while he was away from MSNBC, but this is better. Thanks for coming back Steve. Coming from a progressive Democrat. Me.

  12. We need to keep repeating his words A Republican strategist saying that " " Trump's actions in the Muddle East have destabilized an already destabilized region ( Thank You Bush/ Cheney) , allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters to go free who will attack in Western Cities and that his actions have severely compromised the US national security"
    And the Republicans in Congress carry on enabling Trump and his family through this and their blatant corruption. It is true, they are behaving like " pigs at a trough" while they break the emoluments clause in the constitution over and over and FOX nonnews hosts like Ingraham smile as Eric says with a straight face, nary a blush in sight, that they gave up all business in foreign countries the day Trump
    was elected.
    They really believe they can blatantly lie – and easily disproven lies too – and the base will cheer them on and they do.

  13. I like me some Steve Schmidt as much as the next person, but he tried to give us Schultz and I don't think that should be glossed over.

  14. help we are trapped in a #SNL skit hosted by mob-boss mad-king troll-bully ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Executive Malware + #FakePresident = Putin's Puppet ☠ #TreasonGate = #ClusterTrumped ٩๏̯͡๏)۶💫 🌵 💩 ♞♘ #Trump-ocalyp$e Exposed! ☠ https://youtu.be/L3Y_-mMGLB8?list=PLfRHLmFaPjT0lB_X5cF4ij5icpywb6qvg 💀 https://www.activemeasures.com 💀 #AgentOrange #Trumphole♞♘

  15. Schmidt is a lying POS. Schultz formally quit 2 months ago
    Schmidt battling mental issues.
    Applause prompts pathetic and obvious.

  16. Trump is just a miserable person who has not touched a woman for years, jealous about obama, hated by the world, overweight, he is just a disaster.

  17. I think the 35 percent hard core trumpets will, have amnesia in a few years and deny any support of trump. The trumpets will say “ oh, I knew he was a crook and a puppet of Russia” , “ I l8ked a few ideas of his but I knew he was ripping us off” but now, they’re all buying the Brooklyn bridge from trump at they’re future. Trumps a real criminal and has sold America’s less than perfect soul to highest bidder for his family. To deny this is embarrassing, like denying Mount Everest is a mountain and that’s its only a hill cus trump said so.

  18. What would be awesome if they did have it at Doral and nobody showed up it would be the troll of any century and would talk about until there were no people to talk about it..

  19. Old Bloat likely thinks all this talk of emoluments is about lube. He needs alot of lube becuz he keeps F***ing America and lube helps him do it without too much squealing.

  20. If you leave your career as a commentator to help a powerful, despicable ZIONIST MONSTER, a financier of Racist Terrorism and Ethnic Cleansing, become POTUS, you DO NOT get to come back. …. After PROVING that he has the moral fibre and social consciousness of a rat infected with bubonic plague, I DO NOT want to hear from Schmidt again.

  21. Here is something to think about. Consider the manner in which Trump is ‘doing’ his job now, at a time when he must be restrained in some way by his desire for re-election, then imagine how he would be ‘doing’ his job during a second term, when he has much less to lose.

  22. Trump and his trumpets should be handcuffed today. I don’t know if any treason of this magnitude has ever been committed based on how little we know of course what about what was taking place behind the closed doors. They should be charged treasonous an$ tried for treason.

  23. Glad Steve is back…it was a tough 8 months for him and glad he's on meds and willing to come back to TV when we all knew about his meltdown. Go STEVE, we missed your brain and your oratory.

  24. We’ll said…

    Trumps lied to get in
    Colluded with foreign governments
    Destabilizing our national security
    Crashing economy with tariffs and erratic behavior

    The list goes on. Any normal person would have been fired a long time ago!

  25. Steve is so right! I’ve never known so many of our cabinet people or other people in any administration even during WATERGATE!!! Now I watch and read everyday about this insane administration!!! I know the names of all Senators for every state ..and the republicans have lost their moral high ground for sure!!!

  26. This guy's phone would not ring if he weren't a self-proclaimed republican. That's his niche. He's just a novelty act…look at me, I'm the republican anomaly who bashes the GOP!

  27. Any politician not speaking out against Trump and working towards impeachment betrays the US Constitution. They are not Americans. They are partisan politicians. They do not put the welfare of our country first. They put the welfare of their political party first. They are not patriots. They are traitors.

  28. I think that's the journalist from CNN, I watch him on the weekend. He's good letting the people respond and ask questions.

  29. Mr Schmidt is giving tRUMP way too much credit. This president is a reflection of a failing empire. What changes w/Biden presidency? or even if Clinton won? not much.

  30. I meant to record this episode of "All In" when I heard that Steve Schmidt would be a guest, thank god it was placed on YouTube. We have all missed the razor-sharp analysis, the truth to the lies, and unmatched simile and metaphor that only Steve can deliver. He should have a spot in our network of choice.

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