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 MSNBC host pointed out that Trump did not mention that he attended a $250,000 fundraiser before the rally.

“Back in November of 2012 President Trump attacked President Obama for campaigning while the Hurricane Sandy cleanup was going on — by the way that was weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall,” Matthews continued. “Trump barely waited an hour for his political kill.”

“And while the President entertains top donors tonight, and presumably prepares to throw some red meat to his hungry base, the scenes from Florida could not be more catastrophic.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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