Princeton professor Eddie Glaude compared President Donald Trump to the Harry Potter character Voldemort, the book series' evil, primary antagonist, Friday on "Morning Joe."
He made the remark during a discussion of the Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and reports that Trump lawyers are seeking ways to discredit the investigation.
"Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Bob Corker, other respected Republicans in the Senate and the House … might have to go to the White House to say, ‘Mr. President, you aren't just playing with fire, you are on fire. You have to stay away from Bob Mueller,'" co-host Mike Barnicle said.
"We would hope that would be the case. I think that would be the case, in fact. Watching President Trump throw Jeff Sessions under the bus, it makes one wonder why anyone on the hill would align themselves with this guy," Glaude said.
"In some ways, it reminds me of an evil character on one of my son's favorite shows: Voldemort. ‘I must live at the end of the day,' and that's the way he seems to function. It seems to—if you align yourself with this guy, you might end up, shall we say, not surviving," Glaude continued.
As Mediaite noted, Harry Potter is not a "show," but was a phenomenally popular set of books and later a movie series. Also, Voldemort's line from one of the movies was, "Only I can live forever."