Republican strategist: Trump is 'driven by ego'

Republican strategist Rick Wilson says President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE is motivated by one thing: his ego.

“This is a guy who is not governed by any conservative impulses. There are occasional conservative policies that get sort of dragged up behind him, but this is a guy who is driven by his ego, driven by his morning rage tweets, driven by a sort of sense of celebrity and a sort of sense of venality,” Wilson said Friday on Hill.TV's “Rising.”

"It was great when he was a New York developer and a sort of reality TV star. It’s a little more problematic as the president of the United States of America," he added.

Wilson, who is on tour promoting his new book, "Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever," lambasted the president, saying he thinks Trump has accomplished very little during his time in office, despite Trump's repeated claims of having the most successful first term of any president in history.

“He’s not passing a lot of legislation, he’s not moving a lot of things down the field, except for [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work Reforms can stop members of Congress from using their public office for private gain Name change eludes DHS cyber wing, spurring frustration MORE and the Federalist Society Supreme Court picks," Wilson said.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is awaiting his confirmation hearing, which is expected to take place next month.

But there’s still a fierce battle ahead.

Democrats have seized on a tranche Kavanaugh’s old emails, reviving questions about whether he had any role in the George W. Bush administration's handling of suspected terrorists after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

— Tess Bonn