Donald Trump is now officially the new President of the United States. On Friday morning, Trump was sworn into office, much to the chagrin of his many political and media opponents.

MSNBC on Trump

In Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, met with now former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The two couples then made their way to the Trump inauguration, where the former host of "The Apprentice" took the oath of office and became the commander in chief. Trump went on to give a 20 minute speech, that has since been heavily criticized by many in the media.

As reported by Mediaite on January 20, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was one of the speech's harshest critics.

In what The Atlantic has described a "bleak," with a "fiery tone," Donald Trump gave an Inauguration Day speech unlike many before him. Replacing the usual hope and optimism of past presidents, Trump painted a picture of an America that was down on its knees, and grasping for a helping hand. Trump's speech has been accused of being so dark, that the billionaire real estate mogul appeared to lift a line from the DC comic book villain Bane, a popular enemy of the superhero Batman. "We give it back to you, the people," the line reads.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was not a fan of the speech, and went as far as comparing it to former German leader Adolf Hitler.

"When he said today 'America First,' it was not just the racial, I shouldn't say racial," Matthews said, before pointing to "the Hitlerian background to it."

Criticism continued

Later in the day, Chris Matthews spoke with fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow about Trump's son-in-law, Jarred Kushner, becoming a senior advisor to the new president.

"It's hard to fire your son-in-law, that's the tricky part," Matthews said, while noting, "Although Mussolini had a great solution to that. He had them executed." Maddow uncomfortably laughed at the comment, replying "Jesus Christ."

Moving forward

As Donald Trump was being sworn into office, protests turned violent in Washington, D.C. As of press time, at least 95 anti-Trump protesters were arrested after breaking into local stores and banks, setting cars on fire, and causing mass disturbance.