MSNBC Guest: Trump Administration is ‘Like a Mafia Family…and Trump’s The Godfather’

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes spoke with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as the chief of staff of Secretary of State Colin Powell during the Bush administration, about Comey’s written testimony that was released ahead of Thursday’s hearing. And he painted quite the picture as to how he views this presidency.

Wilkerson said the Trump administration “is like a mafia family.” He thought that Comey’s written testimony read like “someone from the outside… commenting on the nature of the mafia family.”

He added, “That’s essentially the way I view President Trump now, as ‘the godfather.'”

Hayes followed up by asking Wilkerson if such a characterization is familiar to him or if this was “distinctively different.”

Wilkerson responded by saying he has seen “similar activities” and that he himself has partaken in such activities, but is deeply concerned with the Trump administration because it’s been “bizarre.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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