MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in his “Trump Watch” at the end of the March 16 Hardball: “Well, tomorrow is Friday. If the president were to rise at dawn and say ‘it’s Saturday,’ what would be the meaning of that statement? Would his people, those who back him no matter what, check their calendars and convince themselves the calendar they’d been using is wrong and the leader they adore is right? “Would they say he didn’t mean exactly that it was Saturday but that he was really saying that as President of the United States, he was declaring Friday simply the beginning of a long weekend? Would they say something like that if only to get him and therefore his fight-to-the-end-supporters off the hook? Would they? You tell me.
“How would they reconcile the man they look up to saying something their brains told them wasn’t true, but still wanting to believe every word he speaks? Again, you tell me… “Here we are, back to the troubling Trump reality. The man in the White House is demonstrably capable of making up claims that have no reality. He’s no better than the weirdo in the basement who calls in the fire alarm just to hear the sirens going past.”
Washington Examiner: Mainstream Scream: Hardball Matthews calls Trump ‘weirdo in the basement’