MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt: Bannon Is a ‘Nihilist,’ ‘Fraud’ and ‘Vandal of Our Institutions’

Tuesday on MSNBC, Republican strategist for former Bush strategist and McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt called Breitbart executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon a “nihilist” and a “fraud.”

Schmidt said, “Well, I can’t speak to the room — I do know this he’s a nihilist. He’s a fraud. He’s a vandal of our institutions in this country. He is a pernicious force in American politics. But he’s not winning anything. Bannonism, Trumpism, 32 percent of the country supports it. Now, understand, Richard Nixon had a 29 percent approval level the day that he resigned the presidency. The numbers aren’t just low. They’re historically low.”

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