December 11, 2018
MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday compared President Donald Trump’s claim that he has been cleared in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Adolf Hitler deceiving the German people about the 1939 invasion of Poland.
“What is Trump saying to anybody who’s listening—it clears me? Is he just talking to his 40 percent who believes anything he says?” Matthews asked.
“He feels like he can use his megaphone, his Twitter handle to communicate directly to his supporters to tell them what to believe, and they’re banking on—he and his advisers are banking on those tens of millions of Americans out there to believe him,” Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker said. “So when he says he’s totally clear, they will think he’s totally cleared.”
“I guess it’s like the Germans believed that the name who we never can quote or never mention said that Poland invaded Germany,” Matthews added. “That’s why World War II started. Poland invaded Germany, remember? He was able to get away with that baby.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:10 am