Chris Matthews Hot for Melania Trump's 'Walk'

Hot mic captured comments Tuesday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2016 8:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – The hot mic claims another victim: Hardball host Chris Matthews apparently forgot he was wearing a microphone when Melania Trump walked onstage during MSNBC's coverage of Donald Trump's Indiana primary victory speech on Tuesday. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good," the 70-year-old uttered, per Variety. "I could watch that runway show." Seconds later, Brian Williams cut to a commercial.

Matthews has been in hot water before over comments about women. Variety rounds up eight such instances, which include crediting Sarah Palin's success in part to her being "very attractive" in 2011. "When she walks and moves, there's something electric about it," he said. A protest even followed comments he made about Hillary Clinton in 2008. A rep for Melania Trump says it's "unfortunate to see the continuous inaccuracies and misrepresentations made by the media of Mrs. Trump as anything less than the independently successful woman that she is." MSNBC has yet to comment, per CNN. (Read more Chris Matthews stories.)

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