Former Republican political strategist Steve Schmidt blasted Donald Trump on live television on Tuesday after the president told his supporters not to believe reality.
Trump told a crowd on Tuesday to not believe “fake news.” He stated:
“Just stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. Just remember what you’re watching and what you’re reading is not happening.”
Schmidt claimed Trump’s statements prove just how dangerous he is.
“It’s not just that Trump is assaulting objective truth, this is a political strategy. This is about a demand for obedience. This is the transformation of the Republican Party into a cult of personality, where what the leader says is true. What the leader feels to be true, is true.”
“You are no longer living in a democracy,” Schmidt concluded. Schmidt also compared many Trump supporters to a cult. “You are well on your way to doing grave and lasting damage to the pillar of the democratic republic of the United States.”
Take a look at the video clip below: