Steve Schmidt: Donald Trump’s David Duke Mistake ‘Borne out of Fatigue’
SCARBOROUGH: "-- their pants, people talking about little hands and what that may mean about a man. And then Donald Trump on Friday saying, yeah, sure, I disavow then on Sunday — David duke — then on Sunday pretending he didn’t know enough about David Duke to disavow duke or the Ku Klux Klan. What’s your take?"
SCHMIDT: "Got to be against the Klan, Joe, in the presidential campaign. Simple as that. I think all mistakes at this stage of the campaign are borne out of fatigue. You have do-or-dietests every week: So when you look at the race you say, hey, obviously he had a moment where he was tired. I think that he clearly is not a supporter of David Duke’s, is someone who probably finds David Duke’s views abhorrent but he has to clean this up. And it’s important to clean it up, too.
SCARBOROUGH: "If you’re exhausted — first of all you should answer that one in your sleep. But let’s just say he was exhausted. Let’s say he people were — let’s say he was distracted and didn’t hear it. Okay. You get a pass. Five minutes later, ten minutes later, ten hours later go out and say 'Of course.'"
BRZEZINSKI: "This is really important to Americans."
SCARBOROUGH: "And by the way, not just David duke, the blanking Ku klux Klan."
BRZEZINSKI: "That’s where he should —"
SCARBOROUGH: "They all keep saying like robots “Look at his statement on Friday, he disavows.” They’re all saying that in the trump camp, like robots. Okay. That’s not enough because two days later you pretended you didn’t know enough about David duke to disavow but we still have the Klan hanging out there."