Chris Matthews was commenting on President Trump’s South Carolina rally tonight when he confused Republican Senator Tim Scott with SC Dem Senate candidate Jaime Harrison.
When Matthews realized his mistake, it made for a very awkward moment on-air. The other hosts are heard saying “Tim Scott” repeatedly to correct Matthews.
Look in the bottom right corner where the screen shows the rally is LIVE. Did he think the guy he was interviewing LIVE was also LIVE at the rally at the same time?
Yikes! MSNBC's Chris Matthews confuses SC Dem Senate candidate Jaime Harrison with current SC GOP Senator Tim Scott. pic.twitter.com/m8G3DFna3D
— Rich Noyes (@RichNoyes) February 29, 2020
Matthews tried to move on, but it was a big gaffe for the veteran news anchor. Is Matthews becoming the Joe Biden of MSNBC?