MSNBC Guest, Ex-Reagan Official Blames ‘Fascistic Attitude’ of Congressional GOP for Trump’s Rise

Curtis Houck | March 25, 2016
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Former Reagan administration official Bruce Bartlett joined the opening panel on MSNBC’s All In Thursday night and put forth the notion that Republicans in Washington and particularly Congress are responsible for the rise of Donald Trump by creating an “authoritarian, fascistic attitude that we're going to get stuff done.”

Someone who can always be counted on to serve as the token Republican (who’s since become a devout liberal), Bartlett began by telling host Chris Hayes that the current state of the presidential campaign could be traced to “the gridlock the Republicans have created this Washington where they refuse to even consider a presidential nomination of the Supreme Court.

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