Chris Matthews Gushes Over Elizabeth Warren: ‘You Do Have the Stuff, and I Think You Know It’


Even though we are only three months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the political media’s already got eyes on the 2020 presidential race and who the Democrats will run against Trump and the Republicans. One name that is sure to get a lot of speculative attention is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

And during an appearance on MSNBC today, not only was the progressive lion pressed about her possible presidential aspirations, but she was the subject of a bit of over-the-top flattery by host Chris Matthews.

“What do you make about the presidency?” Matthews asked Warren. “I know you don’t want to talk about it but I’m going to try it because you do have the stuff, and I think you know it. You don’t have to say it. Everybody else knows it.”

However, Matthews wasn’t done. Rather than let Warren answer his question, he continued to heap praise on her, highlighting that “pizzazz” and “excitement” aren’t “age-related” in an effort to let her know that her age — Warren will be 71 in 2020 — shouldn’t be a hindrance to her running.

When Warren said that she didn’t know if she would run, Matthews told her that was a “good answer.”

Warren has been fairly visible in the media lately as she’s promoting a new book, ‘This Fight Is Our Fight.’ She appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday, explaining that she attended Trump’s inauguration so that it would be “burned into” her eyes.

Meanwhile, Matthews has a habit of gushing over politicians, especially when he thinks they connect on a personal level with the American public. Besides this most recent praise for Warren, he has lauded Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Chris Christie, and, most famously, Barack Obama.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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