Chris Matthews Not Sure if Cruz, Rubio Really Hispanic; They’re ‘Cuban Nationals’ Though

‘I’m not sure the right word is Hispanic for them’

Chris Matthews Not Sure if Cruz, Rubio Really Hispanic; They're 'Cuban Nationals' Though (NewsBusters)

According to Chris Matthews, it's uncertain whether the term Hispanic can properly be used to describe GOP presidential aspirants Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Florida). It's better to say they are "Cuban nationals," offered the Hardball host on his Nov. 11 program.

Matthews's remarks came during a roundtable discussion in which Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel was outlining how she believes Cruz will seek to paint fellow Cuban-American Rubio as too moderate for the party's nomination:


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