Politics

Matthews Insinuates Gorsuch Will Give Trump ‘Payback’

On Monday night’s episode of “Hardball,” Chris Matthews and his panelists discussed whether President Trump has the power to pardon himself — and the host made a pretty egregious assumption.

Matthews says that the “pretty Republican” Supreme Court would likely back up Trump if he did pardon himself, because newly appointed Justice Gorsuch owes the president “payback.”

Matthews is certainly aware that Gorsuch repeatedly said he promised Trump nothing in return for his nomination to the court — but of course he’s refusing to believe it. Watch the clip above.

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