I think people get bullied for so long, and then they fight back,” said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday’s Hardball, describing “Palestinians” as victims of Israeli oppression.
Matthew framed mass murder terrorist attacks executed by “Palestinians” — both Islamic and otherwise — as a reaction to oppression they claim to suffer at the hands of the Israeli state:
You know what they’re destroying? I’ve been there.When you go over there to the Palestinian territories, sure, there are terrorists, and they should be punished — by the people over there, that’s where I think they’ve gotta act — but then you have these Palestinian business guys, regular guys like us, just regular people, they’re peaceful, they are being bothered every day of their life to run their business. They have to sit there with some Israeli soldier pointing his gun at them, for three or four hours at every checkpoint. They’re humiliating those people. When’s that cauldron gonna blow?
Earlier in the segment, Matthews claimed that President Donald Trump was not pushing for “human rights" in Saudi Arabia, which he asserted former President Barack Obama had done.
Matthews also claimed that Trump had bowed to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz, just as Obama had done. News media outlets such as The Washington Post falsely claimed Trump was bowing to Salman while accepting a medal.