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Matthews ‘Not Sure’ If Rubio And Cruz Are Hispanic [VIDEO]

Derek Hunter Contributor

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, had some difficulty understanding the ethnicity of two Hispanic GOP presidential candidates. Matthews, it turns out, isn’t sure if Senators [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] and [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] are truly Hispanic.

In a discussion with The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel on the two senators and their performance in the Fox Business Channel debate, Matthews expressed confusion as to whether or not the two men were really Hispanic.

“So you’re trying to insinuate that Marco Rubio, a fellow, uh, Spanish surname [in reference to Cruz], I’m not sure the right word is Hispanic for them, because they are Cuban nationals or whatever, or come from Cuba,” Matthews wondered.

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