MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Tuesday that he is still having a “hard time” saying “President Trump.” The host of "Hardball with Chris Matthews" made the admission during an interview with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).
Matthews asked Swalwell about Trump’s allegation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped phones at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.
“This president is no longer credible,” Swalwell replied, arguing that there is “no evidence” such wiretapping occurred and that Trump is seeking to distract from “questions” about his administration’s relationship with Russia.
“Well, Trump is president of the United States,” Matthews said. “I have a hard time actually calling him ‘President Trump’ right now because when he gets up at dawn and starts tweeting, that doesn't seem like an official statement from a president. It strikes me as the guy who used to say Obama was [an] illegal immigrant or that Ted Cruz's father killed Kennedy."
Matthews went on to liken Trump to “some blogger.”
“Is he president when he's doing this or is this some weird extracurricular at dawn he practices?" Matthews asked Swalwell.
Swalwell said that Trump is “that armchair uncle after Thanksgiving dinner who's just letting his unfounded opinions fly, and we need a president who's focused right now.”
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)