MSNBC’s Chris Matthews claims “everybody walks the streets afraid of getting knocked off.”
Thursday during “Hardball’s” post CNN Democratic debate coverage, Matthews claimed, “Let’s face it, there’s still a lot of violence on the streets even in New York, which is pretty safe” as Newsbusters reports.
Matthews, whose wife Katherine is running for congress with the help of funding from Clinton donors harshly criticized Bernie Sanders for an inopportune laugh when Clinton was talking about gun violence. (RELATED: Hillary Donors Helping Chris Matthews’ Wife Into Congress)
The MSNBC host said, “When [Sanders] started to laugh about the gun violence and [Clinton] said it’s not a laughing matter. I think a lot of people were lost up in the mumbo-jumbo of how to deal with the banks and Dodd frank, whatever that is to most people. They weren’t following that.” (RELATED: Hillary Backs Off Bogus Anti-Bernie Gun Claim While Her Campaign Continues Attack [VIDEO])
“But they were following guns because everybody walks the streets afraid of getting knocked off,” Matthews argued.
Later Matthews said, “And when [Clinton] went through the number of people killed by guns or suicides or murder, and she went through all that, and then he tried that chuckle, aggressive chuckle, like she does and I think he got caught off base like that. Don’t laugh about violence.”