Matthews on New Mexico Riots: "I Don't Think They're that Violent... Trump Ignites These Kinds of Things"

Posted: May 25, 2016 11:10 AM

There seems to be confusion between liberal media and the facts behind protesters at Donald Trump rallies.  On Wednesday, Republican presumptive nominee held a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was met by an angry crowd of thousands outside the public arena.  MSNBC host Chris Matthews made it clear to his viewers that he did not "see any violence yet." 

"I did see that police car with the windshield smashed. I’ve heard about other incidents of violence, low-key violence so far," he went on to say.  

As the protestors continued to throw rocks, light fires, and throw shirts that had been lit on fire, Matthews was still not impressed.  “Well, I don’t see anybody with a face bloodied yet, or I don’t see any danger to anybody yet," he said.  

But, Matthews and his guest made sure not to put too much blame on the protesters.  “This is Trump. It’s intentional and it’s from the candidate himself,”  said Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.

Matthews went on to question why Trump "is igniting these kinds of things."