Live Streams

MONDAY
7pm Geoffrey Dunstan
9pm Available Slot

TUESDAY
7pm Available Slot
9pm Delroy Henry

WEDNESDAY
6pm Anne Marie Waters
7pm The UK Freedom Alliance
9pm Jeremy Poole

THURSDAY
7pm Sandy Smith
9pm Dave Witcher

FRIDAY
7pm Jacqui Lowry
10pm Red Pill Movie Night

SATURDAY
6:30pm Shaun Morris
9pm Davey Russell

SUNDAY
12pm Katie-Jayne Swallow
5pm Dave Simpson
7pm Alan Merritt
9pm Public Child Protection Wales

(Premium membership required)

MSNBC’s Matthews: Obama Was So ‘Perfect’ That It Drove People Crazy Who Do Not Like Successful Minorities

chris matthews getty

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball” during a discussion with former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, host Chris Matthews argued part of the reason Donald Trump was elected president was former President Barack Obama “was such a sterling character.”

According to Matthews, it drove “some people who don’t like the success of anybody that was a minority crazy.”

Matthews said, “I believe in it, that Barack Obama was such a sterling character, his family was such a sterling perfect family, they are perfect by any standards of traditional American values. They obeyed all the rules. They weren’t money-grubbers, public service from the beginning of his career. He didn’t go into private money. He went into helping the country with community development, the whole works, public service. And it drives some people who don’t like the success of anybody that was a minority crazy. You suggested that was one of the reasons why you thought Trump might win.”

Rice said, “I think it was that and more. I think there was a vein of discontent that I sensed that Trump had the potential to tap into. Part of it may have been, of course, the fact that we had an African-American president who was elected twice and quite successful in office. But I think it was broader than that. And, you know, at that time the field was very large, and it seemed almost inconceivable to most people that it wouldn’t be, you know, a Bush or a Rubio or something like that. But Trump had a particular brand of tapping into visceral, negative views of, you know, many Americans.”

Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

0 Comments

Get involved!

Get Connected!
Come and join the conscious community and get to know new people!

Comments

No comments yet

Upgrade to Premium Membership

For just £3 a month you can upgrade to Premium Membership. You’ll get access to our daily live streams and the archive of previous live streams. The cost of providing this social network is 100% funded by the Premium membership fees we receive.

Standard members click here to upgrade to premium membership

Show your support

The monthly cost of providing this social network is 100% funded by the community that use it. Please consider an affordable donation to show your support.

Donate

Latest Community Photos

Latest Community Media

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This