Chris Matthews Calls Out Trump For Holding Fundraiser AND Rally During Hurricane: He ‘Barely Waited an Hour’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews called out Donald Trump for hypocrisy on Wednesday night, after the president refused to cancel a campaign rally as Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida. Trump refused to cancel his Wednesday night rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, tweeting: “I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there.” As Matthews pointed out, Trump once bashed President Barack Obama for holding a campaign event after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012. Matthews called the images of Trump holding a fundraiser and campaign rally the day a massive hurricane hit the U.S. a “devastating split screen.” “Aware of the optics tonight, the president defended his decision to travel to the fund-raiser and rally,” Matthews said. The Continue reading "Chris Matthews Calls Out Trump For Holding Fundraiser AND Rally During Hurricane: He ‘Barely Waited an Hour’"

Mediaite’s Ranking of Best Cable News Show at 7 P.M.: Chris Matthews, Erin Burnett, Martha MacCallum

Welcome back to Mediaite’s weekly rankings of the best shows on cable news, hour-by-hour. Last week we crowned Bret Baier‘s Special Report the top show at 6 p.m. For 7 p.m., we have a similar lineup as last week, with some added star power as we creep into primetime. There’s the news veteran with a sharp tongue, an anchor who cut her teeth in business news (and has some surprising ties to President Donald Trump), and a host whose new show is making a splash. A reminder: We’re basing our rankings on a variety of factors, including; ratings, influence, entertainment value, the star power of hosts, the quality of guests, whether the show makes news, and its longevity. With that said, let’s dive into our ranking for the Best Show on Cable News in the 7 p.m. hour: 3. OutFront — Hosted by Erin
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Megyn Kelly Says Christine Ford is ‘Running Out of Options’: ‘She’s Not in a Position to Demand Protocols’

On Wednesday evening, NBC host Megyn Kelly appeared on Hardball and weighed in on the allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kelly began by telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that Kavanaugh’s accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is “running out of options” ahead of Monday’s scheduled hearing. “I think she needs to show up on Monday and offer her testimony if she wants to be heard because for better or for worse, she is not in charge of this,” Kelly said. “The Senate is in charge of this. That committee is in charge of this and their obligation is to provide advice and consent to the president on his judicial nominee. So they get to decide what will inform that decision.” The daytime talkshow host explained that the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to reopen the hearings as they already consider that as an accommodation and she dinged Sen. Dianne Continue reading "Megyn Kelly Says Christine Ford is ‘Running Out of Options’: ‘She’s Not in a Position to Demand Protocols’"

Wait, Did MSNBC Really Put Omarosa on Air to Reveal a ‘Tape’ of Michael Cohen Boarding a Plane?

Yesterday was a huge day, what could have been “the most consequential day of the Trump presidency yet,” if you take Chuck Todd‘s word for it. Amidst the madness, a dollop of drama was added to the 7 p.m. hour of MSNBC. It was announced that Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former Trump official with a penchant for recording conversations in the White House, would be appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Manigault Newman’s appearance was scheduled just as President Donald Trump took the stage for a rally in West Virginia. Perfectly timed programming. Matthews previewed the appearance in a tweet (“she has video tapes”!) causing a frenzy on social media: Hardball even did a promo, featuring Manigault Newman herself, touting her “receipts”:

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is Fired Up Over SCOTUS: This is Time to Fight!

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is fired up over the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Speaking at the start of his show on Wednesday, he announced it is time for Democrats to play “Hardball.” “There are times to fight and this is one of them,” he said. He continued on: “If the Democrats in the U.S. Senate allow President Trump to pack the Supreme Court with a 5-4 majority for the next 30 years, it’s not something the Progressive Democratic voter will soon forget. Two years ago, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell mocked the Democrats by refusing to even meet with President Obama’s court nominee. In 2018 with just a handful of months before Election Day, one that will decide which party controls the Senate, Democrats owe it to their party, the principle and their own survival to do to Mitch what Mitch did to them. ” He then warned, Continue reading "MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is Fired Up Over SCOTUS: This is Time to Fight!"

Chris Matthews: There Will Be ‘Hell to Pay’ If Dems Don’t Fight Trump on SCOTUS, It’s ‘Time for Vengeance’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was on the air this afternoon to offer commentary on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and potential Trump nominees to replace him. Matthews made one thing very clear: Either Democrats prevent Trump from getting an appointment before the midterms, or pay the price. In fact, there will be “hell to pay”, said Matthews. And part of the reason, but not the whole reason, is revenge for Merrick Garland. “I think the Democrats […] have to fight this tooth and nail, they have to use every process, opportunity they have to stop this until next year when we have a new Senate,” said Matthews. “To give this to the Republicans when they control the Senate basically 51 or 50 to 49, really, with John McCain perhaps not voting again, to give them this last chance to pack the court 5-4 again, hard conservative, I Continue reading "Chris Matthews: There Will Be ‘Hell to Pay’ If Dems Don’t Fight Trump on SCOTUS, It’s ‘Time for Vengeance’"

Chris Matthews Decries Trump’s ‘Frightening’ Views on Abortion Over SCOTUS News

The shocked reactions and dire warnings as a result of Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s shock retirement filled the airwaves on Wednesday afternoon. One of the primary concerns among a number of pundits was the future of abortion and women’s reproductive rights especially given President Donald Trump‘s role in the next pick. Over at CNN, Jeffrey Toobin declared “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” “Somebody has the last word and here it is the Supreme Court and Roe V. Wade is doomed,” Toobin noted. “It is gone because Donald Trump won the election. And because he’s going to have the chance to appoint two Supreme Court justices.” At MSNBC, Chris Matthews was likewise concerned about the future of abortion laws in the nation. “Certainly, if the president, Trump, does what he tends to do, pick a conservative. Remember, when I interviewed him in Green Continue reading "Chris Matthews Decries Trump’s ‘Frightening’ Views on Abortion Over SCOTUS News"