Matthews Knocks W for Not Being In Touch 'With Critics, Like Matt Damon'

It goes without saying that if you're the Commander-in-Chief, among the first people whose criticism you'd want to take into account would be . . . Hollywood movie stars. At least, that would seem to be Chris Matthews's opinion.

Have a look at this video clip from this afternoon's Hardball.

The specific object of Chris's ire was the president's suggestion at his press conference today that Americans shop more. Asked Matthews:

"I wonder if he's in touch with the critics out there, like Matt Damon, the actor, who was on this program Monday?"

Well, naturally, Matt's views on shopping should be of top concern to any president. Then again, wouldn't Barbra Streisand have more expertise on the particular subject matter at hand?

"Babs? W here. What's hot on Rodeo Drive? The American people need to know."

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