Former MSNBC host Chris Matthews was ripped by liberals on social media after he praised President Donald Trump’s “true presidential behavior” following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
“Trump is right to show respect for RBG. True presidential behavior. Far too rare,” Matthews tweeted.
Trump is right to show respect for RBG. True presidential behavior. Far too rare.
— Chris Matthews (@HardballChris) September 21, 2020 
That was enough for liberals to attack Matthews, who has been an ardent critic of Trump, for complimenting the president – including Matthews’s former colleague Keith Olbermann.
Every day. Every day, I had to go through this. https://t.co/dj1eA9x578 
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 21, 2020 
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien said she just wants Matthews to “go away.”
Lol. Whew these journalists are so desperate to declare “presidential behavior”.
Go away, Mr. Matthews. https://t.co/zGXN1iAqMR 
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 21, 2020 
Matthews also offered advice to Trump on who he should select for the high court.
If Trump picks Barrett for SC he is playing to lose! Logoa if he still hopes to squeak it.
— Chris Matthews (@HardballChris) September 21, 2020