Do they all look alike, Chris?
During a segment on “Hardball” tonight, Chris Matthews confused Sen. Lindsey Graham’s challenger, Jaime Harrison, with Graham’s colleague, Sen. Tim Scott.
Both men are black.
Chris Matthews thought Jamie Harrison was hanging out w/ his opponent Lindsey Graham at a Trump rally. It was Tim Scott pic.twitter.com/QhbRl4AYvk
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) February 29, 2020
Harrison was a remote guest and video from President Trump’s rally in South Carolina appeared on the screen, which showed several members of Congress, including Graham and Scott.
“Jaime, I see you standing next to the guy you’re going to beat right there, maybe? Maybe?” Matthews said. “Lindsey Graham?”
“Tim Scott,” an off-camera guest muttered.
“Jaime?” Matthews said, not picking up on the cue that he was horribly wrong.
“Tim Scott,” another guest said, attempting to throw Matthews a lifeline.
“Who’s that?” Matthews said.
“That’s Tim Scott,” a guest said.
“Who, I’m sorry,” a confused Matthews responded.
“Oh, it’s the other senator, Tim Scott. What am I saying?” he said. “Big mistake. Mistaken identity. Sorry.”
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