WATCH: Chris Matthews Claims Republicans Are Attacking Pelosi Because She's An 'Ethnic' Person

"They take an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts ..."

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews descended further into all-out lunacy Monday night, claiming that Republicans are attacking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because she is an "ethnic" person.

Matthews made the baseless remark in response to President Donald Trump's shot at Pelosi earlier in the day in which he called her the GOP's "secret weapon" after she referred to bonuses and wage increases from the tax reform bill as "crumbs," and "pathetic."

"Picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of the Democratic Party is old business for the Republicans,” Matthews said. “They did it with, way back, to some guy from the Bronx back in the 40s, they did it with Bella Abzug from the west side of New York City, they did it to Tip O’Neil, they did it to Teddy, and now they do it after Nancy Pelosi.”

“They take an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts and make them the banner person,” Matthews continued.

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