Chris Matthews: GOP dividing country along racial lines

Chris Matthews defends attack on Priebus: GOP ‘dividing country along racial lines’

In an emotional interview with POLITICO tonight, MSNBC host Chris Matthews defended his spirited attack against RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in which he alleged that the Republican party was guilty of playing the race card against President Barack Obama.

“It is obvious that this is something I care passionately about: race was abused by white politicians in my lifetime, including Reagan. For someone to come on the program and deny that this is part of their process, I couldn’t take that,” Matthews said. “This is something I really, deeply believe in. We grew up in a country where appeals to race have been awful, terrible. This language — we are beyond this. It had to be called out.”

If you missed Matthews’ attack on Priebus, here it is. Devastating…

Matthews: GOP dividing country along racial lines

 

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