Donald Trump may soon announce he will run for president because he has an attack over the filth revealed about him during the Jan. 6 hearings, and because he has “all the impulse control of a freaking toddler,” mocked a former GOP official Saturday.
“In the end, he’ll do what he wants. He’s shown that time and again,” Kurt Bardella, a former deputy communications director for the GOP-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told MSNBC. (He is now a Democrat and news commentator.)
“This guy has the impulse control of a freaking toddler. So no one should be surprised at all. I think the Republicans, yes, this is the golem they created,” Bardella added.
Bardella responded Friday to a New York Times story that Trump hopes a souped-up announcement about the presidency will — yet again — distract the public from a “stream of damaging revelations,” and could declare that he’s entering the race as early as this one. month.
“We all know from past experience that Donald Trump doesn’t care about anyone but Donald Trump,” Bardella told MSNBC host Alex Witt. “So I’m not surprised that given the criticism that’s now mounting, after the January 6 hearings, he’s thinking about pulling the trigger now.”
That timing is likely to “mess up” things for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, as more negative testimonials contaminate the candidate, Bardella said. But it’s what Republicans deserve to tie their future to Trump, he said.
“You know what, Donald?” said Bardel. “Go out, show everyone who you are, what you want to do, let the Republican Party implode before November.”
“These guys have been trying to divorce themselves from Donald Trump for the past five years; they just lacked the courage, the ability, the guts to actually do it,” Bardella added. Behind the scenes, “they’re rooting for the Jan. 6 commission.”
Bardella claimed that “no one was more excited” by Cassidy Hutchinson’s powerful testimony earlier this week than “Republicans wanting to get rid of Donald Trump.”
One of her most damning revelations, Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified that Trump wanted to drop the Jan. 6, 2021 screening of rioters, who were known to be carrying guns, and to kill them. wanted to march. to the Capitol that day. †They are not here to hurt meHutchinson quoted Trump.
Watch Bardella’s full interview on Trump in the video below. He talks about Trump stepping up his race announcement from 5:30:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.