Chris Hayes and Al Gore Compare White House to Game of Throne’s 'Red Wedding'

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes invited former Vice President and climate alarmist Al Gore onto All In on Wednesday to promote his new climate change propaganda film. While on the show, Hayes invited Gore to hammer and smear the current White House. Gore went to an extremely dark place when he compared the way the administration was run to a bloody and brutal mass murder in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

Last week somebody said it was like the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones, with people coming and going and I’m going to fire everybody, and it was really wild,” Gore chided, to Hayes’ amusement.

But wait-- I want to stop you there. Do you watch that like everybody else does and just say, ‘What the heck is going on,’” a very giddy Hayes inquired. “You’re talking about Game of Thrones or the White House,” Gore jokingly asked, drawing the roaring laughter of Hayes and his studio crew.

What made Gore’s comparison, and Hayes’ joy, exceptionally grotesque was that the Red Wedding scene was a massive betrayal and a butchering of people. During the bloody massacre, Queen Talisa Stark, wife of Robb Stark the King in the North, was stabbed multiple times in the stomach with the intent to kill her and her unborn child.

And with a smile on his face, Hayes answered his guest, quipping: “Both, but the White House in this case.” “No, it’s deeply troubling. And for me, the most troubling part of it is that it serves as a set of constant distractions from the problems we should be addressing. Nothing’s getting done,” Gore responded as he began to tout the actions of Congress.

It was then Hayes’ turn to slam Trump, and Republicans in general, by noting a “connection between climate denialism and Trumpism.” In a rambling question to Gore, he asked:

But you know you have an entire movement and political party that rallied around a preposterous conspiracy theory which was that there was a coordinated conspiracy driven by multiple scientists and institutions around the globe to deceive people about the basic science of this matter and if you can believe that, it’s not surprising to me that you would produce a president like this. Do you feel like there’s a connection there?

According to Gore, “Donald Trump is the most extreme form of a trend that actually started earlier.” The “trend” he was speaking of was the sort of dumbing down of society that occurred “when television began to dominate the media space.” He then lamented that we used to make “better decisions than any other country.

So not only does Al Gore think the White House is run by Lord Walder Frey (the architect of the Red Wedding), but he loathes those who put Trump in the White House. And during all of this, Hayes had no push back for his guest. He was just sitting there enthralled by Gore’s disparaging comments.

Transcript below:

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MSNBC
All-In
August 2, 2017
8:53:24 PM Eastern

CHRIS HAYES: You were someone who is very associated in, I would say your public profile, with a certain approach to governance that might be called data driven, technocratic.

AL GORE: Reason based.

HAYES: Right. I just wonder, you were in an administration for eight years. You served in the United States Senate. You were the son of a United States Senator. You’ve been around governance. You’ve been around public service. What it is like to watch the way this White House functions? And from your perspective, there are a lot of people who watch and say I’ve never seen anything like this, you heard the phrase: “This is not normal.” You’re someone who has been around, you’ve been in these meetings. Do you feel the same way watching this White House function the way that it does?

GORE: Oh, yeah. I think in the process, the President has been isolating himself from the rest of the country. You see Republicans in the House and Senate now moving to separate themselves in increasing numbers from the dysfunction and distractions, constant distractions in the White House. Last week somebody said it was like the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones, with people coming and going and I’m going to fire everybody, and it was really wild. But for me--

HAYES: But wait-- I want to stop you there. Do you watch that like everybody else does and just say, “What the heck is going on?”

GORE: You’re talking about Game of Thrones or the White House?

[Laughter]

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HAYES: Both, but the White House in this case.

GORE: Yeah, sure. No, it’s deeply troubling. And for me, the most troubling part of it is that it serves as a set of constant distractions from the problems we should be addressing. Nothing’s getting done. That’s why the congress is now moving on its own, or beginning to.

HAYES: I think there’s a connection between climate denialism and Trumpism in this respect: That people talk about Trump as being this sort of outlier of Republican Party or the conservative movement, and he is for many reasons he is, partly. But you know you have an entire movement and political party that rallied around a preposterous conspiracy theory which was that there was a coordinated conspiracy driven by multiple scientists and institutions around the globe to deceive people about the basic science of this matter and if you can believe that, it’s not surprising to me that you would produce a president like this. Do you feel like there’s a connection there?

GORE: Oh, yeah, absolutely. I think that Donald Trump is the most extreme form of a trend that actually started earlier.

I’ll tell you the break point in my observation, was when television began to dominate the media space.

HAYES: The worst, isn’t it?

GORE: Well… Your show is certainly one of the exceptions, Chris.


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