Steve Schmidt: ‘Possibility’ that GOP ‘Looks Like Berlin in May of 1945’ Post-Election

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at the Concord Community High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Elkhart, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manager for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, warned the Republican Party is headed toward extinction following the 2016 presidential election if the direction presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is taking the party isn’t altered. Schmidt likened what the party could look like post-election to Berlin in 1945, adding that how is known today will “not endure” past November. “I would disagree that they’re all in,” Schmidt said. “I would say what they’re trying to do is walk down the yellow line in the middle of the highway, which is a great place to get run over from. The leader said, we have a two-party system. What I would say back to the leader is not for very much longer. What we talked about, D-day today. Let me give an analogy. There’s every possibility that the Republican Party looks like Berlin in May of 1945 by the time this election is over with. Having been crushed and losing control of the Senate, with our House majority down to less than ten seats, there is a political reckoning coming, Unless and until Republican leaders are able to speak truth