MSNBC’s Chris Matthews inexplicably referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as an “ethnic sort of person” during a “Hardball” segment Monday night when talking about her recent “crumbs” comment about $1,000 bonuses, reports The Daily Caller.
During a press briefing, Pelosi was asked about whether she thought the bonuses and increase in pay due to the corporation tax cuts from the recent passing of the GOP tax reform bill was good or not, and she responds that these $1,000 bonuses amount to “crumbs.”
Painting Pelosi as an out of touch West coast elite liberal who doesn’t understand working class America and that $1,000 is in fact a lot of money for some of Americans.
President Trump has also attacked Pelosi for her comment saying the house minority leaders is actually the GOP’s “secret weapon” to winning the midterm elections.
During Matthews panel, one of the panelist also brings up the Twitter blunder that Speaker Paul Ryan has come under and has since deleted.
On top of mocking Ryan for tweeting about a school secretary receiving $1.50 more in her weekly paycheck — which the woman said would allow her to cover her yearly Costco membership — Matthews suggested that Trump attacks Pelosi because she is “ethnic” and “from the coasts.”
“Picking on somebody from the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of the Democratic Party is old business for the Republicans,” Matthews claimed. “They did that for Tip O’Neil, they did it after Teddy, and now they do it after Nancy Pelosi.”
I guess Matthews thinks that a rich white woman born in the U.S. is somehow “ethnic.” He is implying that the Democrats like to champion themselves as the party for the minorities of the country, but then he points to Pelosi as being the leader of that group even though she isn’t “ethnic” whatsoever.
“They take an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts and make them the banner person,” he concluded.
Matthews also alleged that Republicans like to attack Pelosi because she “looks well-off, she’s well-dressed, she seems like somebody who comes from pretty good circumstances.”
Matthews is clearly reaching for any insult he can when it comes to Republicans and how he can discount them at any turn, but in the end, he is the one who looks like a fool in this situation.