MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “Who’s gonna watch a debate between the two Cuban guys – Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Who cares?”READ MORE: Miami Weather: Afternoon Storms Could Produce Heavy Downpours
That comment from MSNBC host Chris Matthews about Thursday’s presidential debate has Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez fuming.
The mayor sent Matthews a letter. It read, in part:
“As a proud Cuban-American and the Mayor of a county with the largest population of Cuban-Americans in the United Sates, I was deeply offended by your distasteful remarks about tonight’s Republican debate.”
Mayor Gimenez went on to tell Matthews his “comments displayed bigotry and ignorance about nationality.”READ MORE: Dates For Formula 1 Grand Prix In Miami Gardens Confirmed For May 6-8, 2022
The mayor also said he did not expect Matthews to apologize.
But Matthews did.
“It sounded like I was putting them down. I’m sorry I said it, that’s it,” he said.
So far, Matthews’ bosses at MSNBC have not said anything publicly about this issue.MORE NEWS: Charges Upgraded To Felonies For Three Miami Beach Police Officers Accused Of Rough Arrest