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Chris Matthews Grills GOP Chair: Wouldn't it Be 'Scary' to Have 'Anti-Intellectual' Creationist as President?

Matthews also said Obama "walked into hell."

Despite the nation's serious financial woes, it seems MSNBC's Chris Matthews has more pressing concerns on his mind -- namely that it would be unthinkable to have a president that doesn't believe in evolution or climate change.

During Friday's interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Matthews recalled a statement made by Jon Huntsman, in which the presidential hopeful stated he believed in evolution. That's when Matthews launched in, asking Priebus:

"Aren't you worried, though, that in a world where we have to compete with science, in science and technology with Chinese and Indian young geniuses, and some of them move here, and some that are still over in their countries around the world, we're competing in a world of science and technology to be a country that might be led by someone who doesn't believe in evolution? Who doesn't believe in climate change? Who doesn't believe in the scientific community of his own country, the National Academy of Science, for example, on climate change? Wouldn't that be kind of scary to have somebody who is so anti-intellectual as president?"

The banter between the two polar opposites continued for nearly ten minutes, getting rather heated at certain points. Priebus criticized President Obama for taking a vacation in Martha's Vineyard during a time when the nation's finances are in ruin, while a typically irate Matthews pressed Priebus to admit that Obama “walked into hell.”

Watch the fiery Harball exchange below.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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