Trump: Chris Matthews "gets dumber" every year

Trump attacked Matthews for a comment suggesting that domestic terrorists tend to come from the right

Published April 16, 2013 4:02PM (EDT)

Donald Trump took up the criticism of MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who, during coverage of the attacks in Boston on Monday, wondered if it could be the work of domestic terrorists. "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right. Though that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that," Matthews said.

In response, Trump tweeted on Tuesday:

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Matthews' remarks had been picked up by a number of conservative news sites, who took issue with the characterization. "Chris Matthews seems hell-bent on trying to blame the Boston Marathon bombing on a domestic terrorist, preferrably a conservative one," wrote Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters, for example, who also pointed to comments Matthews made about the attacks possibly being linked to Tax Day.

Here's the clip, via Newsbusters:

By Jillian Rayfield

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