After all this time, it’s difficult for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to top himself when it comes to low-ball politics, but that’s just what the “Hardball” host did in reacting to the news that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior adviser.
In a jarring comparison, Matthews pointed to Uday and Qusay Saddam, the deceased sons of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussien — the elder son, Uday, was a brutal sadist with a history of rape and murder, while Qusay, who was the head of internal security forces, was said to be responsible for the killing of many political activists.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 10, 2017
Matthews’ beef is that the appointment of Kushner is a violation of anti-nepotism laws.
For what it’s worth, Matthews appeared to steal the comparison from HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher, who made the same assertion in September while discussing Trump’s sons.
Fox News’ Greg Gufeld was quick to draw attention to Matthews’ egregious analogy, posting on Twitter:
just after doing a segment hitting Trump for being a bully, Chris Matthews compares jared kushner to Uday and Qusay Hussein.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 10, 2017
Not that social media users need a reason, but Gutfeld’s spotlight resulted in open season on Matthews.
Here’s a sampling of responses to his tweet, as well as other reactions from Twitter:
@greggutfeld Matthews , one unbelievable tool-box??
— Randy Schneider (@varyrandy) January 10, 2017
@greggutfeld I like you Greg, but we need to talk. Friends don’t let friends watch Chris Matthews, please, get help somewhere.
— Rhett (@Rhett_CTR) January 10, 2017
@greggutfeld no more tingly feeling for Matthews, just an old tired Lib with nothing left to do but throw insults, miserable person.
— Why Look Darlin (@johnclee99) January 10, 2017
— JohnnyTexas Ex-GOP (@TEX_49) January 10, 2017
@greggutfeld Every once in awhile Chris Matthews has a moment of pure clarity & self awareness. This isn’t one of those times.
— Roy Posner (@RoyPosner) January 10, 2017
— King Twit (@20KingTwit15) January 10, 2017
@HardballChris You are an asshole…Just compared Jared Kushner to Uday & Qusay Hussein… bullshit partisan cheap shot.
— GASparty (@GAsparty) January 10, 2017
Chris Matthews just said Jared Kushner will basically be Uday or Qusay Hussein in the WH ? #hardball
— MGrey #AltShite (@MartinaGrey1) January 10, 2017
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