Posted on | January 20, 2017 | 2 Comments
Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was a tribute to non-partisan populism: “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”
For the partisan hack Chris Matthews at MSNBC, however, Trump’s inauguration was an excuse to offer baseless insinuations of fascism. His co-host Rachel Maddow was shocked by Matthews’ deranged response to her mention of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House aide:
MADDOW: Reince Preibus and Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon will be an unusual triumvirate around this President and we don’t really know who will be first among those equals.
MATTHEWS: It’s hard to — Rachel — it’s hard to fire your son-in-law.
MATTHEWS: That’s tricky part although —
MADDOW: That’s why the nepotism laws are there.
MATTHEWS: — but Mussolini had a great solution to that. He had him executed. So, it’s —
MADDOW: Jesus, Chris!
MATTHEWS: So, if I were Jared, I’d be a little careful.
MADDOW: Well, all the people who are waiting for the reference to Mussolini have just started drinking.
Matthews’ predictable Hitler jab at Trump came later: “But I’m thinking when he said today ‘America First’ it was not just the racial, I mean the, um, I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian background to it.”
This “background” existed only in Matthews’ demented imagination. Meanwhile, the Trump team wasted no time taking down a bunch of left-wing crap (“climate change” blah blah blah) from the White House web site, and replacing it with messages like “America First Foreign Policy,” “An America First Energy Plan” and “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community.” Somewhere, I’m sure, Chris Matthews is downing his fifth cocktail of the evening, and mumbling that changing the White House website is a harbinger of a neo-holocaust.