MSNBC host Chris Matthews suggested Monday that terrorists should not be called "animals" — and instead offered a politically correct adjective to describe them.
“The sense we have — that Republicans now say it’s OK to hate Muslims. I mean, when you hear carpet bombing, there’s no way to hear that from [Texas Republican Sen. Ted] Cruz without knowing a lot of regular people that just happen to live in those geographical areas will die because you’re carpet bombing," Matthews told his guest and Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn.
"You’re not going after the bad guys, you’re killing everybody that’s there," Matthews said.
The MSNBC host then suggested a politically correct phrase with which to describe terrorists: “And also, 'animals'! I mean, call them what they are — 'bad people.' But what’s this 'animal' thing that [New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris] Christie’s throwing around?"
The comment came just days after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., a policy every other GOP candidate, including Cruz and Christie, has come out against.
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)
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