‘Morning Joe’ Compares Trump to Lord Voldemort (Video)

“If you align yourself with this guy, you might very well end up, shall we say, not surviving,” Princeton professor says

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were absent from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday but that didn’t stop the panel from ripping Donald Trump, with a guest comparing the president to Lord Voldemort from the “Harry Potter” series.

“Watching President Trump throw Jeff Sessions under the bus, it makes one wonder why anyone on the Hill would align themselves this guy,” Princeton professor Eddie Glaude said. “In some ways it reminds me of an evil character in one of my son’s favorite shows, Voldemort: ‘Only I must live, at the end of the day.’ And that’s the way he seems to function.”

Glaude continued: “If you align yourself with this guy, you might very well end up, shall we say, not surviving.”

Glaude was referring to a recent New York Times interview in which the president expressed regret for hiring Sessions because he recused himself from the investigation into Russia’s election meddling.

The Voldemort character was a villain who was so feared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe that he was often called He Who Must Not Be Named; Ralph Fiennes played him in the blockbuster movie series based on the books.

“Morning Joe” has been targeting the president on a regular basis since Trump took office. He has been compared to characters from other movies, including “Dumb & Dumber,” but this is the first Voldemort reference that we’re aware of.

Check out the video above.