To quote Chris Matthews on Hardball on MSNBC:
“[Trump] made [Pelosi and crew] look like fools, coming back sitting there trying to figure out what’s going on. He caught them in the act like they were sneaking out of town and made them look stupid!”
Now Matthews meant it as an insult to our President, but the Deplorables are probably laughing saying “Yeah Chris, that was the point!” 😂
I thought you’d enjoy seeing it for yourself so I got the clip for you.
Here you go, jump to about the 0:45 mark to see the clip of Matthews:
Watch it here:
Fox News also covered the story:
President Trump made Democrats “look like fools” last week when he denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for an overseas trip the day after she suggested he delay the State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown is over, MSNBC's Chris Matthews admitted on his show last week.
“[Democrats] were in the bus heading to Joint Base (Andrews),” Matthews fumed to the panel on his program, "Hardball." “He made them look like fools sitting in the Capitol in the driveway, basically trying to figure out what’s coming next. He caught them in the act as if they were sneaking out of town and made them look stupid."
Matthews, who is typically critical of the president, then characterized the move as a “political dirty trick” on the part of Trump.
Ben Rhodes, an MSNBC analyst who served in the Obama administration, chimed in: “I’m trying to imagine the discussion in the White House where they decide, ‘Oh, we have to get Pelosi back for what she did,’ and someone is scouring the schedule and somehow thinks it’s a good idea to embarrass the speaker of the House and to deny our troops that expression of support from the third-ranking person in line to the presidency in our system.”
Rhodes said the tit-for-tat sent a “horrible message” message to the world, which he surmised was collectively thinking: “What’s going on in the United States of America?”
Matthews said the trip was “hardly a pleasure trip for the Paris Air Show or something like that” since her congressional delegation wasn’t “bringing their spouses with them.”
Matthews then told David Jolly, a former GOP congressman who served during the Obama years: “Congress seems to have lost some of its class since you’ve been there. I don’t know what to make of this.”
Jolly responded: “There comes a point in which... voters look at Washington and say they’re all a bunch of children, they’re behaving like idiots. I think this is that week.”