Chris Matthews: Trump’s Inauguration Speech ‘Was So Unpleasant’ [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Chris Matthews criticized Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on NBC’s Sunday broadcast of “Meet the Press.”

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

“I know Mr. Trump,” the “Hardball” host stated. “I’ve known him a long time, and he seems like you when you’re with him. He seems like a charming guy, you know him, and he’s charming.”


“He’s funny, he listens, he has an intake valve, and yet when he gets in front of the public the other day, gives the biggest speech of his life, and it was not inclusive,” he continued. “It wasn’t charming. There was no music to it.”

“There’s nothing of, you know, ‘I know you voted against me, some of you people in the ‘burbs especially, I think I’m going to change your mind. By the way, 29 percent of you Hispanic people voted for me. I’m going to make you proud you did that. 42 percent of women voted for me yesterday, whatever, I’m going to make you proud to do that.'”

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Donald Trump (Getty Images)

“Why didn’t he talk to the people who stuck their necks out to vote for the guy who are minorities?” Matthews wondered aloud. “And women especially?”

He closed by characterizing the speech as “all, ‘screw my enemies. I’ll get them. We’re going to get even now, and damn the politicians all around me here.’ It was so unpleasant.”

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