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Trump Has Energized the Middle' -- Chris Matthews' Brother Schools the MSNBC Host on Why Trump is Leading

"He's talking to people like me, and we love it."


Why is Donald Trump leading in the GOP 2016 Presidential polls? That question vexes many political pundits, especially MSNBC's elder statesman, Chris Matthews.

Friday night, just prior to Trump taking the stage in Mobile, Alabama for a campaign event, Matthews shared a note he received from his brother Charlie, explaining the billionaire's popularity.

Matthews prefaced the reading of Charlie's note stating he's brother has had, "a lifetime, uncanny ability to pick presidential winners -- who he votes for wins."

The note reads:

"Trump has energized the middle. And, the middle is where every winner wins. The idiots who think that the far right and the far left have to be kowtowed to are wrong. He's talking to people like me, and we love it. We're not idiots, and we realize this may be a fairy tale. But, he's not stuck in the Washington crowd, who most of us Republicans know as RINOs hate — that's moderate Republicans. We hate the logjams the Republican Party creates. We hated the last two elections as the candidates sucked. [Matthews clarified that these were the words of his brother.] The VP selections were awful. [Matthews explained his brother was referencing Sarah Palin.] Flat out unelectable. We voted for Obama, who has, on all accounts, been much better than the choices we had. But, he still missed the mark on a lot of stuff, much better than Bush and the VP, of course, [Matthews said here he was talking about Dick Cheney.], whose name we will not speak outside of Hogwarts."

A smiling Matthews closed the segment stating, "That's my brother talking."

Watch the clip.


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