Chris Christie is, of course, like many politicians, a transactional opportunist, but of all the declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination right now, Christie is the only one to call a spade a spade as far as Donald Trump‘s sociopathic conduct and mentality are concerned.

All the other candidates are too afraid of alienating the MAGA voters — only Christie is manning up by saying “this guy is really truly bad news.”

Steve Schmidt: “There’s a lack of appreciation about how quickly democracies, indeed our democracy, can fail….one side is completely delusional and fantastical, generating constant propaganda all the time…we’re in the middle of a backlash…we are living through a backlash…if an extremist movement took power once, it can happen again, and if it does again, our demoocracy as we’ve known it will be over.”