Matthews opened the show by declaring Trump to be an “active volcano” in which the American people can imagine that, over inside “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, you can imagine the lava sparks over the horizon.”
Behold the latest installment of irony emanating from the 7:00 p.m. Eastern hour on MSNBC.
“The President of the United States is said to be volcanic in his rage over a staff and administration that mocks, undercuts him the moment he leaves their sight. Instead of protecting him, it’s the country they protect from the man they signed onto serve,” Matthews added.
The pundit explained that the President has now risen “to heights of fury and some say derangement and this is the level of fear and mistrust inside the White House....[a]nd now with his very competence in question, President Trump's anger appears to be escalating.”
After introducing his first panel, Matthews screeched with more hyperbole:
It seems to me that the President's behavior is far more frightening to what’s going on in universe, in our country, our republic than somebody writing op-eds. People spend their whole lives without reading any op-eds in The New York Times quite happily. This President is talking treason. He’s saying that The Times should turn over the author, his identity or her identity to government. Like they committed some treasonous crime. What’s Trump talking about, government taking into captivity — into prison, basically this person who wrote this article.