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CHRIS MATTHEWS: Why Are People Protesting? They Lost...

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Why Are People Protesting? They Lost...

by Ian Schwartz, REAL CLEAR POLITICS

MSNBC's Chris Matthews reacts to people protesting the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

"I'm always open to the economic argument," Matthews said on the Thursday broadcast of his show Hardball. "I do accept that Marxist tradition, really, which is a good one which is always try to explain elections by economics. And I think it always works."

"How about those protestors," Matthews said. "What would you say to those kids? Most of them in their 20s. I think they do go to school during the day. I think they came out of NYC last night up from downtown in the [West] Village and they marched all the way past Trump Tower to make their statement."

"What kind of a statement is it really there to make?" Matthews asked. "They lost."

"Look it's their First Amendment right," Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org said. "The country is grieving. Something happened on Tuesday night that people were not anticipating. Donald Trump."

"Regarding these protesters, by the way, these protesters are not exercising their First Amendment rights. They have every right to speak. They don't have a right to stop traffic. They don't have a right to get in the way of commerce. That's not the First Amendment. That's being a spoiled brat. And by the way, what are they protesting democracy itself when they block traffic? We had an election." guest Steve Cortez, a Trump supporter, said.

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