After Tillerson Reportedly Called Trump a 'Moron,' Chris Matthews Offered Dictionary Synonyms 'Numbnut' and 'Dingbat'

At the end of his show, MSNBC host Chris Matthews decided the best way to describe the implications of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly calling President Donald Trump a "moron" was to list off synonyms for the word.


He did not disappoint.

The host explained that presidents are supposed to choose cabinet officials whose knowledge exceeds their own, but selecting a member who thinks the commander-in-chief is a "moron" puts Trump in new territory.

“According to the dictionary, Secretary Tillerson could have just as accurately said idiot, blockhead, dunce, ignoramus, imbecile,” Matthews said. “Want more? Half-wit, dope, nincompoop, dimwit, dingbat, dumbo, ditz, numbskull, numbnut, thickhead, chowderhead, doofus.”

Matthews reminded the audience that these weren't his own words, but synonyms for what Tillerson is reported to have said.

Watch the full segment below.

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