Matthews Apologizes to Black Guests: 'I'm Speaking Now for All White People'
Chris Matthews spoke for “all white people” today, and apologized for unspecified transgressions committed by them.
“I’ll just tell you one thing,” the Hardball host told his two guests. “And I’m speaking now for all white people, but especially [the ones] who’ve tried to change the last 50 or 60 years. And a lot of them really tried to change, and I’m sorry for this stuff. That’s all I’m saying.”
He was addressing former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and Val Nicholas, vice president and creative director at NBC News. The trio had been discussing racism, as well as conversations black parents would have with their children in the wake of the verdict in the Zimmerman trial.