Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Says He Has a ‘Hard Time’ Calling Trump ‘President’
Posted on 03/08/2017 7:53:26 AM PST by MarvinStinson
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews said on Tuesday that he had a "hard time" saying "President Trump," and suggested President Donald Trump at times was more like a "blogger" than President.
"It seems like that guy like he's some blogger. He's not the president," Matthews said after recalling Trump's previous speculations about former President Barack Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz's (R., Texas) father.
"When he gets up at dawn and starts tweeting, that doesn't seem like an official statement from a president. It strikes me as the guy who used to say Obama was [an] illegal immigrant or that Ted Cruz's father killed Kennedy," Matthews said.
Matthews then asked his guest Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) if Trump is acting like a president when he makes claims like the ones Matthews had just mentioned.
"When he makes these claims, what do you make of them? Who is he? Is he president when he's doing this or is this some weird extracurricular at dawn he practices?" Matthews asked.
Swalwell responded by ridiculing Trump as an "armchair uncle" and suggested he wasn't a "focused" president.
"He's that armchair uncle after Thanksgiving dinner who's just letting his unfounded opinions fly, and we need a president who's focused right now," Swalwell said.
I have a hard time calling Chris Matthews sane.
So what? For at least 10 years, I’ve had a hard time calling Chris Mathews “journalist” or even “relevant”.
Oh, that matters.
I have a hard time calling Chris Matthews 'rational'.
I have a hard time calling Chris heterosexual.
Ive had an equally hard time calling Obama presidend for the past 8 yrs.
The responses are just writing themselves.
I’m sure President Trump has a hard time calling Matthews human.
Hey little Chrissy, that doesn’t change the fact that he is, indeed, President.
You are referring to Chris “Tingle in My Leg” Matthews?
Chris Who? Yawn.
Chrissie Matthews was so in love with Obama......
Matthews has a hard time peeing standing up too
Chrissie, just think of President Trump as the ‘new Obama’ and think of him as you did Obama.
This, from the man who “gets a thrill up his leg” whenever Obama speaks.
I have a hard time calling Matthews a guy.
I have a hard time NOT calling Obama a traitorous Dick-tator.
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