While speaking with “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews stated that the Trump White House sounds like it’s run by an 8-year-old who can do destructive things and reminds him of an episode of “The Twilight Zone” where a child has autokinetic powers.
Matthews said, “The mood in [your book] is a different sense. It’s a scary sense. It reminds me of that ‘Twilight [Zone]’ episode way back in the ’60s, where there’s this kid with autokinetic powers, ferocious kid with no mental or emotional development, who could kill anybody he wanted to, destroy their lives terrifically, and everybody just pandered to him, pacified him. It’s like there’s an 8-year-old in that West Wing and everybody around him is scared to death he’ll do something really destructive if they don’t please him that moment.”
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