GOP strategist on party's future: 'Have you ever seen Mad Max?'

GOP strategist Rick Wilson isn’t optimistic about the future of the Republican Party, comparing it to a popular dystopian film. 

"Have you ever seen ‘Mad Max’? That guy on the car with the guitar and flame thrower? It’s that,” Wilson told Hill.TV co-host Krystal Ball on “Rising” about the GOP's future.

Wilson was referring to the post-apocalyptic action thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road,” in which a small band of humans look to escape from a tyrannical leader after the collapse of civilization.

Wilson, a frequent and harsh critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE, also predicted that the Republican base will soon need to undergo a massive change.

“I think the GOP is going to have to have a pretty interesting reset in the next few years because of America’s changing demographics, and because of the things I think will inevitably flow out of this crazy administration,” he said.

Wilson is currently on tour promoting his new book, "Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President.” The book offers a searing critique of Trump and his supporters.

The long-time conservative has distanced himself from Trump and his allies, maintaining that they do not truly represent Republican values.

“I am willing as a conservative and old school Republican to stand up here alone if necessary to say that there’s a departure from the principles that we claim to hold up for many, many decades,” Wilson told Hill.TV.  

— Tess Bonn