Chris Matthews blasts Trump; once said Cheney 'created ISIS'
Chris Matthews was outraged when Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton and President Obama were the “founder(s) of ISIS,” but two years ago, the NBC newsman offered up his own theory as to who created the terrorist group -- Dick Cheney.
Late last week, the “Hardball” host cited an Associated Press “fact check” article that disputed Trump’s claim, at least on a literal basis.
"You know, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this," Matthews said.
It is possible Matthews forgot the words he spoke on Sept. 10, 2014, when he followed an address by President Obama detailing plans to bomb ISIS with some advice for the commander-in-chief. The Media Research Center’s Newsbusterswebsite was there to remind him.
"Please do not listen to (former Vice President) Dick Cheney," Matthews said. "He's the one that created Al Qaeda by taking over the holy land in Saudi Arabia. He's the one that de-Baathicized [sic] the Iraqi government. He created ISIS, and he's coming back again with more advice."