WATCH: GOP strategist Steve Schmidt nukes ‘stone cold racist’ Trump and Roseanne on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’Justformedia
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt on Wednesday dropped a bomb on both Roseanne Barr and President Donald Trump — and called out both of them for blatant racism.
During a panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Schmidt slammed Barr for her racist tweet saying former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett looked like an ape and he said she deserved to have her show canceled.
“It was a stone cold racist comment,” Schmidt said of Barr’s tweet. “It wasn’t a ‘joke.’ It was mean-spirited. It was vile.”
Schmidt then called out people who were heaping praise on network ABC for abruptly canceling her show given her past history of racist comments and her peddling of conspiracy theories.
“They knew exactly who they were getting in bed with,” he said.
Schmidt then turned his attention to President Donald Trump, who had frequently praised Barr for her willingness to support him despite facing accusations of racism. In particular, Schmidt said he was not surprised by Trump’s support because he and Barr share the same basic worldview.
“We shouldn’t be surprised… after Charlottesville, you talk about good Nazis,” he said, referring to Trump’s declaration that some of the Nazis marching in Charlottesville were “very fine people.” “When you go down to Alabama and do the NFL thing, which I said at the time is pretty proverbially pretty close to shouting the n-word in front of an all-white crowd in Alabama, he’s a stone-cold racist.”