On his Wednesday show, Chris Matthews said that Newt Gingrich "looks like a car bomber" who "loves torturing."
Gingrich was discussing the potential Republican presidential field with the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page and The Huffington Post's Sam Stein. He said Gingrich couldn't win the nomination because of his past.
"How many times he been married?" Matthews said. "...You can't just wipe the board clean and say, that wasn't just me that got kicked out of the speakership for totally embarrassing the country with ethics in his personal life. I mean, how can he walk back and in and say, 'That wasn't me?'"
Page started to speak, but Matthews interrupted him.
"But he looks like a car bomber," he said, as footage of Gingrich ran on the screen. "He looks like a car bomber. Clarence, he looks like a car bomber. He's got that crazy Mephistophelian grin of his. He looks like he loves torturing. Look at the guy! I mean this, this is not the face of a president."