Chris Matthews: Trump's Inauguration Speech Had "Hitlerian" Tone To It


Chris Matthews said Donald Trump's inaugural address had a "Hitlerian" tone to it. Reacting to President Trump's speech, the MSNBCer also wondered what was going through former President Obama's head as he was exiting office, such as what Kim Jong-un is up to today and if he is considering something "crazy enough" like dropping a bomb in the Pacific.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: The relief on this guy's shoulders, until a few moments ago he was trying to think what is Kim Jong-un up to today.

'Is he crazy enough try something? To drop a bomb in the middle of the Pacific? Something I have to react to.'

And that would be -- but I'm thinking, when [President Trump] said today, America first, it was not just the racial, I mean I shouldn't say racial, the Hitlerian background to it, but it was the message I kept thinking. What does [U.K. Prime Minister] Theresa May think of this when she picks up the papers? What did he just say? He said America first. What happened to special relationship?

If you're Putin you're probably pounding the table, 'That's what I've been saying! Russia first! Russia First!' This whole bullying message to him.

And I wonder, are people around the world we're watching closely in those PDBs (Presidential Daily Briefings), and he got one this morning, what will be the reaction today? Will somebody do something they weren't going to do yesterday?

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