Newt Gingrich blames Chris Matthews for his viewers thinking that Romney’s ‘birther’ joke is racist

I love this. Chris Matthews is trying to take Newt to task for his so-called ‘racist’ lingo (food stamp president, etc) during the primary, but Newt won’t even accept Matthews’ initial premise, saying it’s so absurd that he doesn’t even know how to answer the question. Later in the interview, after playing Romney’s joke about being born in Michigan, Matthews says he’s had African Americans emailing him saying that they feel it’s racist and asks Newt if he can understand their position. But Newt turns it around on him:

“I think there are a lot of people in America who listen to people like you who tell them all day, who tell them all day every day how racist everything [is]…”

There’s much more in the interview below:

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