And in light of Trump’s controversial claim that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats are disloyal or uninformed, Steele predicted the president’s tactics and rhetoric will be “in stark contrast to what we saw in 2016.”
“As abhorrent and disrespecting as it is, we need to just settle in because this is just the warmup of what will be a series of narratives created by the president around particular interest groups,” Steele said on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”
“When you sit down and you say this about the Jewish community, then what about African Americans, what about Hispanics, how they vote?” he added.
“This, I think, is something in stark contrast to what we saw in 2016. I think it’s going to be more personal, and a little bit more in-depth,” Steele explained. “It’s going to cut a little closer to the bone for a lot of Americans when they have their religion shoved in their face and a litmus test of how they vote based on that religion.”
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