“Game On, Baby” Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Fires Back at Trump

by Jessica

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair, Michael Steele, didn’t hold back in his response to Donald Trump’s recent claim that his MAGA movement has overwhelmingly taken over the GOP.

Reacting to Trump’s assertion at a Get Out The Vote rally in North Carolina, Steele fiercely contested the notion, asserting that Trump himself represents the epitome of a “Republican in Name Only” (RINO).

During the rally, Trump proclaimed that MAGA represents not just 48% but 96% or even 100% of the Republican Party, aiming to eliminate figures like Mitt Romney from the party’s ranks, as reported by Mediaite on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

This declaration prompted a fiery response from Steele, who declared, “Game on, Trump. Game on.”

He emphasized his longstanding affiliation with the Republican Party since 1976 and asserted that if anyone fits the description of a RINO, it’s Trump himself.

Symone Sanders-Townsend reacted enthusiastically to Steele’s remarks, characterizing his response as putting Trump on notice. Steele continued his tirade, challenging Trump to bring it on and engage in a one-on-one confrontation.

He criticized Trump for alienating individuals who don’t align with his brand of conservatism and labeled him as the biggest RINO in the room, accusing him of shrinking the party instead of expanding it.

Alicia Menendez chimed in, referencing Arizona Governor candidate Kari Lake’s comment about excluding John McCain voters from the party, labeling such sentiments as “stupidity.”

Steele echoed this sentiment, lambasting Trump’s attempts to position himself as the conservative standard-bearer and questioning his track record of electoral success outside of his own candidacy.

Steele expressed frustration with what he described as the misconception that Trump is the anchor of Republicanism, emphasizing that Trump’s influence does not represent the entirety of the party.

He urged Republicans not to buy into Trump’s narrative and criticized Trump’s failure to win significant elections beyond his own, particularly referencing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

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