— david lawson (@lumpy68)
Chris Matthews of MSNBC was caught on live microphone swooning over Melania Trump during Donald Trump’s victory speech in New York this week, and nobody, luckily, is willing to let it rest.
“Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,” Matthews said as the Trumps made their way to the podium. Apparently unaware that his comments were audible, he added, “I could watch that runway show.” Co-anchor Brian Williams smartly cut to a commercial break.
Matthews is a well-known serial offender when it comes to misogynist comments — he famously commented on Sarah Palin’s success, back in 2011, when he said, “there’s something about her. It’s primordial. When she walks and moves, there’s something electric about it. …Other candidates don’t do this. She’s constantly in motion. She looks, obviously, very attractive.”
Additional notable Matthews moments: referring to Hillary Clinton’s as “Nurse Ratched,” as looking “witchy,” as being on a “short leash,” and as speaking in a way that could grate on men’s nerves “like fingernails on a blackboard.” And during a financial news segment with anchor Erin Burnett he asked for an extreme close-up, noting, “Erin, it’s great to look at that look! You’re great. You’re beautiful. I’m just kidding. I’m just kidding. You’re a knockout.”
It’s all so cringe inducing, and the Twitterverse agrees. Here’s just a sampling of reactions to his latest gaffe:
And Trump is the sexist? Chris Matthews’ comments about Melania Trump caught on live mic https://t.co/npQAYVJyGz— S Stanley (@AverageVoterGuy)
you dirty old man— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams)
— Jann Gobble (@jgobble)
— #JeSuisJuive (@lamblock)