Matthews Admits the Media Are ‘Killing’ Trump, ‘Gale Force Winds Against Him’
In an almost stunning moment of clarity during Sunday’s Meet the Press, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews admitted in a rant that the media were targeting President Trump. “This president has gale-force winds against him. He comes in with the media killing him every day,” he told moderator Chuck Todd, who was obsessing over the President’s approval numbers. “The New York Times does enterprise pieces, four or five a day against him.”
He also explained that “the big part is the media,” and he recalled how “the media heralded the arrival of Jack Kennedy who won by nothing practically. 100,000 votes.” “But yet he came in, to the point where people said I voted for him. Everybody said they voted — they didn’t vote,” he continued. Essentially, the liberal media championed him so much that people wanted to be associated with the victory.
Matthews’ reasoning for Trump’s low job approval numbers seemed to be for the opposite reason people claimed to have voted for Kennedy. His theory was that the media had shamed people away from admitting they support Trump:
Clearly, it’s not a popular thing to say you voted for Trump. In fact, every time I look at a poll I go wait a minute, more people voted for him than admit they voted for him. And that’s what’s going on. And before the election that was true. I think it is about attitude.
“I think last night by not going to the press dinner and going to Harrisburg he expressed his defiance of us and it goes over very well,” he declared as he then seemed to insult the intelligence of Trump’s base. “It is not about where you stand on China — again, too intellectual — it is about attitude.”