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Chris Matthews condemned for comment about 'two Cuban guys,' Cruz and Rubio



MSNBC's Chris Matthews is under fire for saying of tonight's Trump-less debate, "Who's going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?"

"Matthews' comments are offensive to all Hispanics and especially those of Cuban origin," said Alfonso Aguilar, President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles.  "Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are two of the top candidates for the GOP nomination and I'm sure most Americans are very interested in what they have to say, regardless if Trump is on the debate stage.

Aguilar said the media "and liberal activists" are complicit.

"If a Republican politician or a conservative leaning journalist would have made the same statement, the liberal media and Democratic activists would create an uproar and would not stop talking about it.  Sadly, most in the media and in liberal advocacy groups have chosen to remain quiet. I guess they are very eager to call conservatives racist, but when the racism comes from the left, they seem quite content to condone it."

[Last modified: Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:23pm]


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