MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan said during a Thursday news segment that defending and "cozying" up to President Donald Trump is similar to "hugging a suicide bomber."
“My advice would just be to Republicans who do cozy up to him — it’s like hugging a suicide bomber," she told host Craig Melvin. “He blows you up in the process with him.”
Clearly taken aback, Melvin responded and said, "That's a little strong, Elise."
Jordan's unabashed comments came on the heels of Trump firing off several tweets on Thursday, claiming that there were no recorded tapes of conversations between himself and former FBI Director James Comey, a heavily debated topic.
The analyst noted that Trump isn't to be trusted, and that he's done nothing but waste the country's time in a wild goose chase over tapes that purportedly don't even exist.
During the segment, Melvin seemed to agree with Jordan's comments about the president's tapes and their validity.
“It would seem as if the president may have been lying all along about the existence of these tapes,” Melvin said.
After nearly a month of dodging questions whether there may or may not be tapes of discussions with Comey, Trump tweeted that no such tapes existed.
He wrote, “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”
See the MSNBC segment below.
MSNBC political analyst @Elise_Jordan compares President Trump to a suicide bomber.
The Left is gushing with hateful and violent rhetoric. pic.twitter.com/AM3vILogsA
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 22, 2017