Who can forget that memorable day back in 2008 when Chris Matthews shared his homoerotic fantasy with the entire world?
I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.
Well, as fate would have it, the thrill is back for Chris Matthews but it is now located NOT in his leg.
— david lawson (@lumpy68) May 4, 2016
During the network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory speech, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was caught on a live microphone commenting on the appearance of Melania Trump, the Republican nominee’s wife.
“Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,” Matthews said.
It appeared that the 70-year-old “Hardball” host wasn’t aware his comments were being broadcast. “I could watch that runway show,” he added.
Brian Williams, who was co-anchoring the coverage of Trump’s victory, quickly cut to a commercial break. MNSBC declined to comment to Variety about the incident.
I’ll concede that I would much rather watch Melania Trump’s runway walk than Hillary Clinton’s erratic waddle. Having said that, adult men really should have enough common sense, not to mention breeding, to not comment on the appearance of women who are not your wife in public and particularly at work. But I guess the the whole breeding thing is totally passe as this Age of Trump eradicates what was not killed outright in the Age of Clinton and Age of Obama. And I suppose we should even be grateful. Matthews was merely boorish. After all, Melania Trump is an adult. It isn’t like Donald Trump gushing over how sexy a 12-year-old Paris Hilton was, or commenting upon the legs and potential breasts of his own infant daughter, or the unambiguously creepy image of Donald Trump cuddling with a teenage Ivanka.
And I suspect we are now seeing the tip of the iceberg as to why the Trump’s rather appalling history of sexist comments and seemingly exotic sexual life will never, ever hit the national media. Trump knows too many of these people. He was a Democrat most of his adult life and was a major Democrat contributor. You can probably bet he has enough information on guys like Matthews to ensure that he keeps his mouth shut.