You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

GOP strategist: Trump 'beclowned himself' at G7 summit

The Hill logo The Hill 6/10/2018 Jacqueline Thomsen
Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Sunday that President Trump "beclowned himself" and disgraced the United States at the G7 summit.

"From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself," tweeted Schmidt, one of the loudest GOP critics of Trump. "The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever."

Schmidt, a former aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and an MSNBC analyst, also called Russian President Vladimir Putin "the greatest intelligence agent - ever" in a separate tweet.

"He has engineered the unraveling of the western alliance, fidelity to democracy in the United States and the severing of the UK from the EU. It's a remarkable achievement," he tweeted of Putin.

Schmidt has been highly critical of Trump and his administration. Earlier this year, he compared Trump's staff to monkeys "hurling their excrement at each other."

Trump made headlines at the G7 summit Saturday when he called for Russia to be readmitted to the group, after being removed over the annexation of Crimea. Other world leaders in the group rejected the proposal.

Trump also refused to back a joint communique issued by the participating nations at the end of the summit, and slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "very dishonest & weak."


More From The Hill

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon