Al Gore compares Trump White House to 'Game of Thrones'

Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMcAuliffe on 2000 election: 'I wish the United States Supreme Court had let them finish counting the votes' All Democrats must compromise to pass economic plans, just like 1993 Amy Coney Barrett sullies the Supreme Court MORE compared the White House under President Trump to the HBO show "Game of Thrones" during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

"I think in the process, the president has been isolating himself from the rest of the country," Gore said when asked if he thinks the White House is functioning normally.

Gore then pointed out the factions forming within the GOP, after recent controversial staffing changes in the administration.

"You see Republicans in the House and Senate now moving to separate themselves in increasing numbers from the dysfunction and distractions, constant distractions in the White House," he said.


"Last week somebody said it was like the 'Red Wedding' in 'Game of Thrones,' " Gore said, referring to a scene in the show where a broken alliance leads to a massacre at a wedding.

"It was really wild," he said. 

Hayes then asked, "Do you watch that like everybody else does and just say, like, 'What the heck is going on?' " 

"You talking about 'Game of Thrones' or the White House?" joked Gore.

"Both, but the White House in this case," said the MSNBC host. 

"It's deeply troubling," Gore said. "And, for me, the most troubling part of it is that it serves as a set of constant distractions from the problems we should be addressing. Nothing's getting done."

Gore's comments follow a week of shakeups in the White House. Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as Trump's communications director before resigning just 10 days later. His appointment also prompted the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer and later the resignation of chief of staff Reince Priebus.