Chris Matthews: Unsure If Rubio, Cruz Are “Hispanic,” They Are “Cuban Nationals” With “Spanish Surnames”

On Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews questioned the authenticity of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz’s Hispanic ethnicity. Matthews called them “Cuban nationals,” and said he’s “not sure the right word is Hispanic for them.”

“You’re trying to insinuate that Marco Rubio, a fellow with a Spanish surname, I’m not sure the right word is Hispanic for them (Rubio and Cruz), because they are Cuban nationals or whatever, or come from Cuba,” Matthews said.

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