MSNBC Host Chris Matthews said he believes that President Donald Trump is making Democrats look like fools with his conflict with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“(Democrats) were in the bus heading to Joint Base (Andrews),” Matthews fumed to the panel on his program, “Hardball” according to Fox News.
“He made them look like fools sitting in the Capitol in the driveway, basically trying to figure out what’s coming next. He caught them in the act as if they were sneaking out of town and made them look stupid.”
MSNBC analyst and former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes weighed in saying, “I’m trying to imagine the discussion in the White House where they decide, ‘Oh, we have to get Pelosi back for what she did,’ and someone is scouring the schedule and somehow thinks it’s a good idea to embarrass the speaker of the House and to deny our troops that expression of support from the third-ranking person in line to the presidency in our system.”
According to Rhodes, the back and forth between the Congressional and White House leadership sends a “horrible message” to the world.
Rhodes summarized how he believes the world is viewing the battle of the wills happening in Washington: “What’s going on in the United States of America?”
Matthews defended speaker’s trip saying that it was, “hardly a pleasure trip for the Paris Air Show or something like that” since her congressional delegation wasn’t “bringing their spouses with them.”
Matthews then turned his attention to David Jolly, a former GOP congressman who served during the Obama years: “Congress seems to have lost some of its class since you’ve been there. I don’t know what to make of this.”
Jolly responded: “There comes a point in which… voters look at Washington and say they’re all a bunch of children, they’re behaving like idiots. I think this is that week.”