MSNBC’s Chris Matthews compared the Trump children to the children of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during a Tuesday interview with Michael Wolff.
Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” noted during the “Hardball” interview that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon never got along with the Trump children, and instead became close with Reince Priebus.
“I mean, Steve Bannon did not speak to Jared Kushner,” Wolff explained. “Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon had an enormous amount of—they were polarized, let’s say, in the early months of the administration, and they actually came together.”
Matthews replied, “I guess when you’re dealing with Uday and Qusay every day, you do find common purposes.” (RELATED:
While Qusay Hussein kept a relatively low profile, Uday was accused of a number of heinous crimes, including kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder. Both brothers were killed in 2003 during a U.S. raid on their compound.
Matthews returned to “Hardball” this week for the first time since The Daily Caller reported that former staffers and guests considered Matthews to be an abusive boss who frequently objectified female guests and employees. (RELATED: Sources: Chris Matthews Runs An Abusive Work Environment)
In December, TheDC also reported that Matthews made a separation-related payment to an assistant producer in 1999. A former NBC producer and a former NBC executive claimed that the woman was pushed out of the network “overnight” after she complained about sexual harassment. (RELATED: NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews)