Chris Matthews on Obama: 'I forgot he was black'
The State of the Union address by President Obama on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) was received with a broad mix of reactions, but MSNBC's Chris Matthews probably made the comment that will be replayed the most.
"You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour," said Matthews.
It's all the context, of course. Matthews says that Obama has become a "post-racial" president. So the word choice could have been better. Later, Matthews had a chance to clarify himself to Rachel Maddow.
"I think he's done something wonderful," Matthews said. "I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics, wonderfully so, in just a year."
Check out the follow-up interview:
So, what do you think of Matthews' comments?
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