If someone has a facelift, there's gonna be blood, so, you’d think pointing out a little blood on someone who has had a face lift isn’t that big a deal. Of course, the press has devoted plenty of time to President Trump’s tweet about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinkski — 28 times more coverage than important news, in fact. But how much time will they devote to Chris Matthews’s latest violent fantasy against the Trump family?
During Hardball on Thursday, Matthews compared President Trump to several dictators, including Ethiopia’s Mengistu Haile Mariam and Italy’s Benito Mussolini. This isn’t a first for Matthews, but it was how he compared Mussolini and his son-in-law Ciano to Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior advisor.
“So, the son-in-law,” Matthews said, talking about Kushner before adding this aside, “you know, one good thing Mussolini did was execute his son-in-law. I mean… Ciano.”
Yeah, we know who you’re “talking about,” Chris.
Frank Bruni immediately recoiled at the suggestion, “Let’s be careful, there.”
“I know that was an extreme measure,” Matthews said with a smile on his face.
Watch below, via Newsbusters:
Again, this isn’t the first time Matthews has hinted at violence toward the Trump family. Back in April, the MSNBC host compared the first family to the Russian dynasty Romanovs, who were all ambushed — men, women, and children — and executed.
Matthews said, “It seems to me there’s always an element of almost Romanov absurdity, royal family absurdity, with the Trumps now. And the only people that the president can rely on are his… son-in-law, and his daughter.. I mean, it is the Romanovs! The real advisors to this president, he’s saying, is the family—the royal family.”
“And they weren’t elected,” his rant continued. “Anyways, it is a royal family… We know what happened to the Romanovs.”
Subtle hint, huh?
And lest we forget that Matthews continually compares Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump to the rapist sons of Saddam Hussein, which he did in the clip above, as well. Sure, Trump’s kids are just like Uday and Qusay, who raped, tortured, and murdered anyone that looked at them the wrong way.
Where is the media outrage at one of their own for suggesting such violence?
Apparently, it’s okay. As Matthews said on his program, “I’m allowed to have opinions.”