Chris Matthews is scandalized that Donald Trump would call Hillary Clinton (or Barack Obama) the “founder of ISIS.” On Friday night, after all the controversy, Matthews said “You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this.”
That’s not true. Two years ago, on September 10, 2014, after a presidential address announcing the United States would commence bombing raids on ISIS, as we documented at the time, Matthews insisted his hate object Dick Cheney (pronounce it “Chee-ney”) “created al-Qaeda” and “created ISIS.”
“Please do not listen to Dick Cheney,” Matthews advised Obama. “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.”
But on Thursday night, all memories were erased as Matthews began Hardball solemnly noting the AP called out Trump as patently false (as it surely never did for Matthews)….