Former RNC chair: 'Maniacal' Trump was desperate to replace every person in government who told him he lost

former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele discussed

the newly revealed comments by former Attorney General William Barr

calling then-President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election "bullsh*t."

The whole episode, Steele argued to anchor Ari Melber

is indicative of how the former President pushed out the people in his orbit who made it clear to him he lost the election.

That really goes to both of our first points is that not only does that

give you some context about the actual history that occurred

right, in the moment, but now you begin to realize just how deep it was

how widespread it was and how many of the players inside this administration were affected

or impacted by Donald Trump's singular mission, singular drive to overthrow this election," said Steele