MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's infamous children.
Matthews was discussing Kushner and Ms. Trump working for the president in visible administration positions when he brought up Uday and Qusay Hussein's roles in their father's murderous regime.
"Uday and Qusay working for Saddam Hussein: You couldn't go into a restaurant and have eye contact with those guys without getting killed," Matthews said on "Hardball."
"Imagine getting into a fight in the office with Jared or Ivanka-- they have enormous power and they're always going to be there," he said.
Kushner is preparing to take over a new White House office, the Office of American Administration to help the president's stated goal of trying to run the country like a business.
His wife, Ivanka Trump, has now joined the administration as an official unpaid employee with a West Wing office and a security clearance.
Hussein's sons had infamous reputations for torture and violent crimes against Iraqi civilians.
Elder son Uday would torture athletes who didn't meet his standards and Qusay helped round up and murder his father's political opposition, the Washington Free Beacon reported.