Fearmongering Matthews Worries Trump Will Use Nuke Codes on Inauguration Day

Curtis Houck | January 19, 2017
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Less than a day after CNN wondered what would happen if President-elect Trump were assassinated, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews tried to instill fear in viewers late Thursday, floating the idea that Trump might need to use the nuclear launch codes on Inauguration Day.

“Five minutes after noon? Trump. So, the voice that's recognized on the phone is commander in chief. He has the potential to do the stuff that scares the bedickens out of people — the dickens out of people who’ve actually been briefed,” Matthews bemoaned to Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell.

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