Chris Matthews On Hillary Clinton’s Speech: ‘It Was Exquisitely Written’

Chris Matthews is calling Hillary Clinton’s speech a “masterpiece.”

Hillary spoke on Thursday, taking to MSNBC to express her stance on foreign policy. What was originally intended to be a foreign policy address instead turned into a verbal lashing, and it was clear that her cross-hairs were fixated on Donald Trump and his possible election. It was most likely considered a surprise to many, though that didn’t stop Clinton from taking an aggressive stance that left wide opened eyes and slack-jawed viewers.

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, weighed in on the speech. According to Breitbart, Matthews called it a “masterpiece,” praising Hillary’s words without reserve. This wouldn’t be the first time that Matthews has spoken candidly on a subject, but he made it clear that his opinion of the speech was one of admiration.

“Well, it was a masterpiece,” Chris Matthews stated. He went on in detail, going so far as to mention Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders while admiring Hillary’s speech.

“It was a great speech. Very well constructed. Patriotic as hell. Those flags were not there by accident. This was a speech which was nationalistic, just like Trump is with some more sophistication, of course. I did think it was a speech that could have been given before the Vietnam War. It was much more in the Pre-Vietnam tradition of the Democratic Party, a speech Hubert Humphrey or Scoop Jackson might have given — very strong on defense, no apologies for overreaching, and U.S. foreign policy. In her case, no apologies for supporting the Iraq War, supporting intervention in Libya, and then in Syria — no apologies for that. Certainly a speech that Bernie Sanders would never give in a million years. I think Trump’s going to be worried by this speech because, as I said, it was patriotic, nationalistic, talked about our country and its values, but I do think it had a couple interesting salients to it.”

Clearly, Chris Matthews takes a strong stance that Hillary Clinton’s words couldn’t have been made any better. He went on to discuss his opinion on Clinton’s speech in regards to Israel and Iran.

“One was the people in play, people like Bill Kristol for example, the classic neoconservative editor of The Weekly Standard, son of Irving Kristol, there’s that whole tradition of very strong Middle East policy, hawkish policy on behalf of Israel. She reached for those voters, too, those very smart opinion writers in the newspapers,” Matthews said. “I think she was going for Charles Krauthammer today. I think she was going for the people who don’t like Trump instinctively because he’s anti-intellectualism, and they’re going to — she’s going to those people today, right now. We just heard it, talking about our moral obligation to Israel, her absolute distrust of Iran, very strong appeal to the neocon movement which is right now, as we know, reaching out for an alternative even to this guy David French as an alternative to Donald Trump. So there is tremendous virgin territory there for a Democratic candidate to reach over, pull over some of that more hawkish people in the center of the country politically — like I mentioned, the neocon writers. I think it’s a very powerful speech, exquisitely written.”

As you can see, there’s no doubt that Matthews stands on the side of Hillary’s critical assault. According to Business Insider, Clinton calls it a “historic mistake” to elect Trump. Many agree with her, and many are also in agreement that this was the best speech she’d ever delivered. Perhaps the approval comes from popular opinion that Trump hasn’t had to answer for his campaign ideals.

It also appears that Chris Matthews wasn’t the only one who believed that Clinton’s speech was great. Chuck Todd, host of Meet The Press Daily on NBC, took to Twitter and gave his own statement regarding Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy address. If this is her “best campaign moment in months,” one can only wonder if the people will see more of an aggressive approach from the Democratic candidate.

How do you feel about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy address and her attack on Donald Trump? Do you feel that Trump will have an aggressive or adequate response? Let us know in the comments section.

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