MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s infamous children.
Discussing his apprehension at the prospect of Kushner and Ms. Trump working for the president in visible administration positions, he recalled how Uday and Qusay Hussein were also close with their father’s regime.
Kushner is preparing to take over a new White House position, the Office of American Administration, which was initiated by the president to help run the country like a business.
Ms. Trump has routinely praised by her father for her acumen and leadership qualities and is consider a close personal adviser.
“Uday and Qusay working for Saddam Hussein: You couldn’t go into a restaurant and have eye contact with those guys without getting killed,” Matthews said on “Hardball.”
“Imagine getting into a fight in the office with Jared or Ivanka– they have enormous power and they’re always going to be there,” he said.
Hussein’s sons had infamous reputations for torture and violent crimes against Iraqi civilians.
Elder son Uday would torture athletes who didn’t meet his standards and Qusay helped round up and murder his father’s political opposition, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said her Women in the 21st Century Workforce working group would be willing to work with Ms. Trump in her White House role.
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