[Ed. – Hyperbole much?]
MSNBC analyst Steve Schmidt reacted to the Supreme Court decision ruling President Donald Trump’s travel ban to be constitutional by saying the president was fulfilling “Osama bin Laden’s vision.”
“Today was a fantastic fulfillment of Osama bin Laden’s vision by Donald J. Trump,” Schmidt said.
The remark from Schmidt, a former GOP strategist who officially left the Republican Party last week in disgust over the Trump administration’s border policies, came during a discussion with “Deadline: White House” host Nicolle Wallace. The host asked Schmidt to comment on Tuesday’s Trump v. Hawaii ruling after saying “you cannot separate” the president’s former border separations policy and his celebration of the travel ban decision.
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Wallace did not fully explain the connection but said, “this isn’t even for the president about a policy victory, this is about the health of his psyche.”
Schmidt began by mentioning the American citizenship and contributions of Lebanese-born former FBI agent Ali Soufan, who has been described as having been close to stopping the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, had he been given more access to intelligence.