Is there something about Nancy Pelosi’s background which is only known to Chris Matthews? During a recent broadcast of his MSNBC program Hardball, Matthews claimed that Republicans attack Nancy Pelosi because she is an ‘ethnic’ person.

When did Pelosi become an ethnic person? It’s not as if she’s a Native American like Elizabeth Warren.

Kristine Marsh reports at News Busters:

What? Chris Matthews: Trump ‘Goes After’ Pelosi Because She’s ‘An Ethnic Sort of Person’

In his latest nutty rant, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews adamantly argued that President Trump didn’t like Nancy Pelosi because she was “ethnic.” To back up his crazy point, Matthews cited another white person that Republicans supposedly attacked because they were “ethnic,” former House Speaker from Massachusetts, Tip O’Neill.

“They love to get an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts and make them the bad person,” Matthews gushed.

The whole thing started when the Hardball host called out President Trump for daring to criticize Democrat Nancy Pelosi. On his February 5 show, Matthews played a tape of Trump saying that he hoped Pelosi would stay in office because she’s so unlikeable, that she would help Republicans win in midterm elections…

Turning to guest and Axios editor Alexi McCammond, he asked why Republicans always chose to attack “ethnic” people from the coast, lumping Pelosi into that group:

Picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of the Democratic party is old business for the Republicans. They did it with — way back to some guy from the Bronx back in the 40s. They did it with Bella Abzug from New York City, they did it to Tip O’Neill, they did it to Teddy Kennedy. Now they’re doing it after Nancy Pelosi.

“They love to get an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts and make them the bad person!”

Here’s the video:

Trump has a very different view of Pelosi and the role she’ll play in the midterms.

Susan Jones of CNS News:

Trump: Nancy Pelosi Is ‘Our Secret Weapon’

In remarks at the Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash, Ohio, Monday, President Trump criticized House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling her the Republicans’ “secret weapon.”

“Nancy Pelosi — what she’s doing to this country — and she’s gone so far left, and Schumer’s gone so far left — I look forward to running against them,” Trump said, referring to both the midterm election in November and the presidential election in 2020.

Trump urged his audience to “start thinking about ’18. Start thinking about November.” He said Pelosi and her fellow Democrats want to raise taxes on Americans while depriving the military of funding.

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