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Democratic Sen.: Trump Has ‘Maturity of a Five-Year-Old Wrapped by a Massive Ego’

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley had some pretty dire words about President-elect Donald Trump in response to his recent remarks about nuclear weapons.

Trump said earlier this week, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

Merkley told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last night about the risk of “irrational action” and then actually said this:

“We have an incoming president who has kind of the maturity of a five-year-old wrapped by a massive ego, and to have that just the second away from a nuclear trigger is very, very scary.”

Watch above (the relevant part starts at the 7:20 mark), via MSNBC.

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