Chris Matthews Compares Russian Tweets to 9/11, Criticizes ‘Numbnuts’ Tech Executives

‘When they came here to bomb us, hit the World Trade Centers back in 2001, did you notice how they came here for flying lessons?’

Chris Matthews Compares Russian Tweets to 9/11, Criticizes ‘Numbnuts’ Tech Executives (The Washington Free Beacon)

MSNBC host Chris Matthews compared Russian advertisements and Twitter accounts to the Sept. 11 attacks in his comments to Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) on Thursday night.

Matthews and Schiff were discussing the effects of Russian use of social media on the 2016 presidential election, and the "Hardball" host argued that the U.S. must tighten laws on Internet use. He compared the openness of Facebook and Twitter to Russian users to flight instructors’ openness to give the 9/11 hijackers flight lessons, which Matthews called "bombing lessons."

"When they came here to bomb us, hit the World Trade Centers back in 2001, did you notice how they came here for flying lessons? And Americans gave them flying lessons down in Florida, and the guy giving them flying lessons said ‘I thought they were from Germany.’ Come on—a little sophistication about who is coming to get the bombing lessons, controlling an airplane and taking it into the Twin Towers," Matthews said while Schiff nodded.

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