Matthews Goes Off on Trump's Tweets: He's 'Flagrant in His Racial Messaging'

NewsBusters | 7/15/2019 | Staff
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A quick flashback to election night of 2016 would bring to the forefront memories of an earth shattering defeat for the liberal media and an ensuing shock. There is no need to reminisce on this moment if you are an avid viewer of Hardball with Chris Matthews where the meltdown over President Trump’s occupancy in office persists on a nightly basis. Monday night’s episode was no different.

Matthews devoted his allotted time slot to thrashing President Trump as a racist for his recent “if you don’t like this country, you can leave” comments directed towards freshmen congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. He began with this monologue:

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American blasphemy. Let's play Hardball.....Good evening, I’m Chris Matthews in Washington. When an American President spoke of welfare queens, we knew what he meant. When that same American President spoke of the young buck who bought gin with his food stamps, we got the point. When his successor exploited the angry portrait of Willie Horton, we got that again and when his successor went after Sister Souljah, we saw him working the same racial wedge. But not since Woodrow Wilson showed Birth of a Nation in the White House has an American President been so flagrant in his racial messaging as this one. Today, President Trump amplified his language on race from a dog whistle to a bugle call, driving home his inflammatory and racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Later he offered, heaping praise for the Congresswomen who were subject to President Trump’s comments were coupled with more inflammatory racial remarks. A few examples are listed below (click “expand”:

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It's possible, I guess, we saw today that a President can say something that is not only evil but also dumb. What did he accomplish today in American history?

I think...
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