Conservative Radio Host Charlie Sykes: “It's Hard To Overstate ... The Meltdown” Within The GOP Over Trump

Sykes: Trump “And Steve Bannon Have Made The Decision That If They're Going To Lose, They're Going To Lose As Ugly As Possible”

From the October 12 edition of MSNBC's MSNBC Live:

Video file

STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): How does the GOP survive this? We’re now seeing [RNC chairman] Reince [Priebus] sort of back on board, on the team. What’s the future hold?

CHARLIE SYKES: Well, by the way, that’s a very interesting question because Reince Priebus and Paul Ryan are very, very good friends. And I’m very interested to see what is Reince Priebus going to do? He has been all-in with Donald Trump. Is he going to stand by and watch Donald Trump throw Paul Ryan under the bus? Look, Donald Trump has made the decision -- he and Steve Bannon have made the decision that if they're going to lose, they're going to lose as ugly as possible. And they talk a lot about burning it down, and apparently that means burning down the Republican Party. It means that if he's going to lose, he's OK with taking down the majorities of the party. It's hard to overstate what's happening here, the meltdown, or the reckoning that will have to come after this election is over.


CNN Commentator Demands Paul Ryan Resign As House Speaker

GOP Civil War: Right-Wing Media Lash Out At Paul Ryan And “Feckless” Republicans For Abandoning Trump

The Hill: Trump Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon Gave “Explicit Orders” For Breitbart Staff To “Destroy” Paul Ryan