A day after suggesting that defying the NRA could leave politicians assassinated like Anwar Sadat or Yitzhak Rabin, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews argued on Wednesday night that Parkland gun control student activists were just like American troops turning the tide in World War I.

This insult to the memory of the “Doughboys” came during the Hardball Roundtable segment when Matthews turned to the Boston Globe’s Astead Herndon to “talk about guns” hours following a bipartisan congressional meeting at the White House with President Trump and Vice President Pence.

“You know, it seems to me that he knows that this — I keep thinking of like when the Doughboys arrived in World War I. All of a sudden, the situation changed and Germany was going to lose and the Brits and French were going to win,” Matthews began, using the informal name for Army soldiers or Marines from both that era and the Mexican-American War.


As heard on The Hagmann Report