Chris Matthews automatically assumes that when you talk about food stamps you are talking about blacks. That automatic association is racist, says Newt Gingrich.
“What’s a ‘food stamp president’?” Matthews asked, referring to a term he has deemed racist.
“A ‘food stamp president’ is the guy whose policies are so destructive, that he creates the longest unemployment since the Great Depression and he puts more people on food stamps — most of them white — than anybody else,” the former speaker responded.
“Why do you assume food stamp refers to blacks?” Gingrich added, turning the tables on the MSNBC host. “What kind of racist thinking do you have? You‘re being a racist because you assume they’re black!”