Glenn Beck took MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews to task Wednesday morning, slamming the MSNBC “Hardball” show host for his “true racist statement” about Republican presidential contenders Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
After learning that billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump would be skipping Thursday’s Fox News GOP debate, Matthews responded with one question Tuesday night, specifically citing both Cruz’s and Rubio’s Hispanic ethnicity.
“Who is going to be watching a debate between two Cuban guys?” he asked on his show Tuesday evening.
According to Beck, there’s only one way to read that statement: “That is a true racist statement.”
The radio show host went on to say he believes Matthews “sees everything as racist,” adding that, prior to that comment, “nobody ever refers to [Cruz and Rubio]” as Hispanic.
“You know why everyone played my endorsement — and I said it this way so [the media] had to admit that he was Hispanic. I said, ‘That’s why I’m endorsing Ted Cruz to be the first Hispanic-American president.’ Because nobody says that,” Beck said on his eponymous radio program.
“I put ‘Hispanic president’ first because just a little salt in the wound at the left just a little. Oh, we can play that game, too — all day long,” he added.
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