Chris Matthews: No One Would Ever Question How a White President Got Into Harvard (Besides Matthews)
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
So as you might have noticed the Donald has moved from demanding Obama’s birth certificate to demanding Obama’s transcripts, saying at one point that he wanted to know how Obama got into these good school given he was allegedly not a great student. Now bear in mind, Combover also claimed that the long-form birth certificate was missing or destroyed, so whatever his sources are, they are unreliable.
MATTHEWS: Here‘s Trump yesterday. Let him talk. We will let him talk from New Hampshire. It won‘t be too informative, but here he is. Let‘s listen to Donald Trump.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DONALD TRUMP, TRUMP ORGANIZATION: I think if he wants to release it, that‘s fine. And if he doesn‘t want to release it, that‘s fine, too. But the word is—you know, you think you‘d want to release it, actually, because the word is he wasn‘t a good student and he ended up getting into Columbia and Harvard.
QUESTION: Whose word?
TRUMP: And I‘d like to know—I‘d like to know—well, this is what I read written by some of the people in this room. I‘d like to know, how does he get into Harvard, how does he get into Columbia if he isn‘t a good student? It‘s an interesting thing.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MATTHEWS: How do you take that, Clarence?
PAGE: I think he‘s got his presidents mixed up. He‘s talking about George Bush.
MATTHEWS: The legacy (INAUDIBLE)
PAGE: But no, I‘ll tell you how black folks feel about it. It sounds like he‘s saying he‘s an Affirmative Action baby.
And they go on. But not fifteen minutes later, he says this, when talking with Jonathan Alter:
MATTHEWS: Well, what about Trump? What about—Trump…
MATTHEWS: … saying now, Donald Trump is now questioning his application to Harvard…
ALTER: Well, of course.
MATTHEWS: … and Harvard Law and to Columbia, that he didn‘t really deserve to get in. You would never say that about a white person. Right off the street, you wouldn‘t say it.
ALTER: Right. This is race. This is race, Chris.
You got that? No one would ever question how a white president got into a good school. I mean besides Clarence Page and Chris Matthews earlier that evening.
Hey do you want to see Matthews do this? Click on the image and it will take you to the Right Scoop, which put together the video: