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MSNBC 8 Jan 2020

Chris Matthews Calls Trump's Speech 'Extraordinarily Partisan' During Crisis

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On President Trump blaming the Obama Adminsitration for the current tensions with Iran, Chris Matthews says "That's an extraordinarily partisan attack amidst an international crisis right now." Aired on 01/08/20.


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BUT I’M LOOKING FOR MORE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT’S THE PATH FORWARD
ABOUT WHAT’S THE PATH FORWARD FROM THIS POINT.
FROM THIS POINT. >> CHRIS, IN A TRAIN THAT’S
>> CHRIS, IN A TRAIN THAT’S RARELY LATE, THE PRESIDENT
RARELY LATE, THE PRESIDENT BLAMING A CURRENT DILEMMA ON THE
BLAMING A CURRENT DILEMMA ON THE PAST ADMINISTRATION SAYING THAT
PAST ADMINISTRATION SAYING THAT WHAT WE SAW TRANSPIRE LAST
WHAT WE SAW TRANSPIRE LAST NIGHT, THOSE ROCKETS PAID FOR
NIGHT, THOSE ROCKETS PAID FOR WITH MONEY PROVIDED BY THE BAU
WITH MONEY PROVIDED BY THE BAU ADMINISTRATION.
ADMINISTRATION. >> THAT’S AN EXTRAORDINARILY
>> THAT’S AN EXTRAORDINARILY PARTISAN ATTACK, OF COURSE IN
PARTISAN ATTACK, OF COURSE IN THE MIDST OF A NATIONAL OR
THE MIDST OF A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL CRISIS RIGHT NOW.
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO START WITH -- HE USED
I WANT TO START WITH -- HE USED A GREAT PHRASE IN DISCUSSING
A GREAT PHRASE IN DISCUSSING THIS,Y USED THE WORD UNPACKED.
THIS,Y USED THE WORD UNPACKED. YOU HAVE TO UNPACK THAT SPEECH.
YOU HAVE TO UNPACK THAT SPEECH. THERE’S A LOT OF LUGGAGE IN THAT
THERE’S A LOT OF LUGGAGE IN THAT SUITCASE THE PRESIDENT
SUITCASE THE PRESIDENT DELIVERED.
DELIVERED. FIRST OF ALL, HE ARRIVED AS IF
FIRST OF ALL, HE ARRIVED AS IF DESCENDING FROM HEAVEN, WITH THE
DESCENDING FROM HEAVEN, WITH THE LIGHTS COMING AROUND THAT DOOR.
LIGHTS COMING AROUND THAT DOOR. WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY BIT OF
WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY BIT OF STAGE CRAFT.
STAGE CRAFT. I THINK THE LATE-NIGHT ECONOMICS
I THINK THE LATE-NIGHT ECONOMICS WILL GO AFTER HIM ON THAT ONE
WILL GO AFTER HIM ON THAT ONE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE PRESIDENT IS DOING PRETTY
THE PRESIDENT IS DOING PRETTY WELL POLITICALLY.
WELL POLITICALLY. GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE’S JUST
GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE’S JUST BEEN IMPEACHED, HE’S RUNNING AT
BEEN IMPEACHED, HE’S RUNNING AT 45%, AND AS HE WAS WORKING
45%, AND AS HE WAS WORKING HAVING DELIVERED TO THE 45% BY
HAVING DELIVERED TO THE 45% BY ASSASSINATING SOLEIMANI, HE’S
ASSASSINATING SOLEIMANI, HE’S GOING FOR THAT 45 TO 55
GOING FOR THAT 45 TO 55 PERCENTAGE OF THE VOTERS.
PERCENTAGE OF THE VOTERS. HE DID IT TODAY BY TALKING ABOUT
HE DID IT TODAY BY TALKING ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS THE ONE THING
NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS THE ONE THING THAT AMERICANS JUSTLY FEAR.
THAT AMERICANS JUSTLY FEAR. WE’VE SEEN IT SINCE 1945, WE
WE’VE SEEN IT SINCE 1945, WE KNOW WHAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAN
KNOW WHAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAN DO.
DO. WE’VE ALWAYS SAID LET’S STOP
WE’VE ALWAYS SAID LET’S STOP SHORT OF THAT, NO MATTER WHAT
SHORT OF THAT, NO MATTER WHAT ELSE HAPPENS, WE DON’T WANT TO
ELSE HAPPENS, WE DON’T WANT TO SEE A NUCLEAR BOMB GOING OFF.
SEE A NUCLEAR BOMB GOING OFF. SO THAT WAS VERY SMART TO REACH
SO THAT WAS VERY SMART TO REACH REASONABLE PEOPLE.
REASONABLE PEOPLE. BUTCH HE ALSO SAID I’M NOT GOING
BUTCH HE ALSO SAID I’M NOT GOING TO GO ANY FURTHER.
TO GO ANY FURTHER. HIS CHARACTER AT LEAST TODAY IS
HIS CHARACTER AT LEAST TODAY IS GOING TO BE DEFINED BY HIS
GOING TO BE DEFINED BY HIS INACTION.
INACTION. HE’S NOT RAISINGS STAKES.
HE’S NOT RAISINGS STAKES. I TALKED EARLIER ABOUT A POKER
I TALKED EARLIER ABOUT A POKER GAME.
GAME. HE’S JUST CHECKING BASICALLY
HE’S JUST CHECKING BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE, RAISING
WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE, RAISING THE STAKES BY THE KILLING OR
THE STAKES BY THE KILLING OR ASSASSINATION OF GENERAL SMALL
ASSASSINATION OF GENERAL SMALL MANNY.
MANNY. IN TERMS OF THE RED RICK,
IN TERMS OF THE RED RICK, THOUGH, THE RHETORIC WAS
THOUGH, THE RHETORIC WAS PERFECTLY FOISTED INTO THIS
PERFECTLY FOISTED INTO THIS SPEECH CLEARLY BY MIKE PENCE AND
SPEECH CLEARLY BY MIKE PENCE AND THE NEO-CONS.
THE NEO-CONS. THE WORD REGIME IS A WORD
THE WORD REGIME IS A WORD SETTING UP REGIME CHANGE.
SETTING UP REGIME CHANGE. IN OTHER WORDS, ALL THE PRESSURE
IN OTHER WORDS, ALL THE PRESSURE WE’RE PUTTING ON THAT COUNTRY IS
WE’RE PUTTING ON THAT COUNTRY IS TO GET RID OF THE AYATOLLAH AND
TO GET RID OF THE AYATOLLAH AND THE WHOLE RELIGIOUS NETWORK THAT
THE WHOLE RELIGIOUS NETWORK THAT RUNS THAT COUNTRY.
RUNS THAT COUNTRY. WE ARE STILL TRYING TO KNOCK
WE ARE STILL TRYING TO KNOCK THAT GOVERNMENT OFF, STILL
THAT GOVERNMENT OFF, STILL TRYING FOR REGIME CHANGE.
TRYING FOR REGIME CHANGE. REGIME IS UNUSUAL TO USE THE
REGIME IS UNUSUAL TO USE THE WORM, IT’S FIGHTING WORDS.
WORM, IT’S FIGHTING WORDS. I THINK THAT MIKE PENCE IS FOR
I THINK THAT MIKE PENCE IS FOR MORE POLITICAL REASONSI THINK HE
MORE POLITICAL REASONSI THINK HE ADDRESS IN THAT PUN AKINGS THE
ADDRESS IN THAT PUN AKINGS THE AND THE FOLKS DON’T WANT TO SEE
AND THE FOLKS DON’T WANT TO SEE ANY MORE FROM THE AYATOLLAH AND
ANY MORE FROM THE AYATOLLAH AND SECONDLY THAT THIS PRESIDENT NOT
SECONDLY THAT THIS PRESIDENT NOT ESCALATE THIS BATTLE TODAY, AND
ESCALATE THIS BATTLE TODAY, AND HE CHOSE NOT TO DO THAT, ALL
HE CHOSE NOT TO DO THAT, ALL AROUND SURROUNDING HIS CAREFUL
AROUND SURROUNDING HIS CAREFUL ADDRESS AROUND THE AMERICAN
ADDRESS AROUND THE AMERICAN MIDDLE WITH THIS BODYGUARD OF

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