MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joined the chorus of pundits losing their minds over President Donald Trump cancelling Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Afghanistan — but admitted that the president made the Democrats “look like fools.”
President Trump had hilariously cancelled the trip as the Democrats were in a bus on their way to the flight.
“Let’s talk about the cheap shot part of it. They were in the bus heading to Joint Base Edward — Andrews. He made them look like fools sitting in the capitol at the driveway basically trying to figure out what’s coming next. He caught them in the act as if they were sneaking out of town and made them look stupid. I mean, it clearly, well, it looked like a political dirty trick to me,” Matthews complained during Thursday’s episode of Hardball.
Matthews went on to read the statement from Senator Lindsey Graham in which he said that “one sophomoric response does not deserve another,” regarding Pelosi’s attempt to cancel the State of the Union.
“It’s — the Congress seems to have lost some of its class since you’ve been there. I don’t know what to make of this. I think Pelosi looked smart yesterday. I think the president looks a little cheap today. Clearly, this looks like Carry On government, some old British comedy. You know, it doesn’t look good for our country,” Matthews said.
Former Republican David Jolly also said that both sides seem to be at fault for the Shutdown.
“There comes a point in which your low in medium and intensity voters look at Washington and say they’re all a bunch of children, they’re behaving like idiots. I think this is that week,” Jolly said.
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The segment concluded with Matthews and his guest debating over border security, with the host shockingly defending the need to secure the border, one way or another.