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Chris Matthews Disagrees With Clinton’s Recent Anti-Trumps Ads: Don’t ‘Match Him in Nastiness’

During his final segment of Hardball Thursday night, hyperpartisan MSNBC host Chris Matthews took a departure from script of sorts to distance his opinion from recent actions of Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton.

Alongside a frank and at times aggressive speech today aimed at taking on her GOP rival, Clinton and her camp released an anti-Donald Trump ad that featured the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. As Mediaite‘s Ken Meyer opined, “Hillary goes for the jugular,” with the ad, which was attached to a Tweet that read, “There’s a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.”

Matthews disagreed with the former Secretary of State’s decision to stoop to Trump’s level.

“The Democratic presidential candidate holds not just a great record of public service to offer but the promise of a strong electoral mandate,” he said, identifying her positive public support and the highroad when contrasted to Trump.

“Accusing Donald Trump of having ties to the Klan will not do justice to this,” Matthews continued. “Those images have a history; a history not just of men in hoods and burning crosses, but of lynching. Of Murder. Of a historic American horror.”

“The best way for Hillary Clinton to win this election and make it matter is to make sure the American voter sees the difference between her and him, not her ability to match him in nastiness,” he concluded.


J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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