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Al Gore compares Trump presidency to 'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding

Former vice president Al Gore compared Donald Trump's administration to the bloodiest scene in "Game of Thrones" after seeing all the cuts the president has made to his staff in recent months.

"It was really wild", he said.

The president has seen censure of his White House increase over recent weeks, after his open criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged involvement in the USA election, the staff reshuffle that led to press secretary Sean Spicer's resignation, followed by that of chief of staff Reince Priebus, and culminating in the appointment and dismissal of Anthony Scaramucci, who spent just over a week as White House communications director. "Both, but the White House in this case", said the MSNBC host.

Al Gore thinks the administration is more like the Red Wedding.

In his interview with Hayes, he was asked if he was also watching the chaotic developments like everybody else and asking, "What the heck is going on?"

"It's deeply troubling", Gore said. "It's deeply troubling. And for me the most troubling part of it that it serves as a set of constant distractions from the problems we should be addressing". Donald Trump has seen severe disapproval of his White House after openly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as the staff reshuffle that saw the resignations of Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus. Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as President Trump's communications director before resigning just 10 days later.

If you don't watch that show, the Red Wedding was a dramatic scene in the third season where several of the main characters were lured to a big wedding, and were then [SPOILER!] locked in a room and butchered like animals.

Gore has consistently been critical of the president and his policies.

Gore mentioned he had spoken to the president a number of times before he chose to pull out of the climate agreement, but it did not make a difference to the president's decision.

Mr. Gore appeared on MSNBC to promote his new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power", a follow-up to his award-winning 2006 documentary about climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth".

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