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 TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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