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MSNBC president Phil Griffin went to DC to plead with Chris Matthews to resign

Pictured: Smiling Chris Matthews speaks on his cell phone because the MSNBC president “begged him to resign after the host’s wife begged the network head to give him fewer shows”

  • Phil Griffin made the trip on the weekend, where he was met by a “very resistant” Matthews who insisted that he continue until the 2020 elections
  • Chris Matthews finally decided to “retire,” giving him some control over his abrupt dismissal, revealing sources familiar with his exit
  • Sources at MSNBC share that Kathleen Matthews had expressed his concern months before the departure of her husband Griffin.
  • She wanted to show Matthews fewer shows, but the host soon saw herself as one of the most prominent faces for the network when the election warmed up
  • The host of Hardball announced his resignation on Monday
  • He was seen outside his house on Wednesday, smiling and on the phone

MSNBC network chief Phil Griffin traveled to Washington D.C. to sit down with Chris Matthews and his family to convince the controversial host to stop, according to sources familiar with the fallout.

Griffin made the trip on the weekend, where he was met by a “very resistant” Matthews who insisted that he continue until the 2020 presidential election, sources told the Everyday beast.

Matthews finally decided to “retire,” giving him some control over his abrupt dismissal.

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Chris Matthews introduced himself on a cell phone outside of his home in Washington DC on Wednesday

Chris Matthews introduced himself on a cell phone outside of his home in Washington DC on Wednesday

Phil Griffin

Phil Griffin

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

Phil Griffin made the trip to D.C. on the weekend, where he was met by a “very resistant” Chris Matthews who insisted that he continue until the 2020 presidential election

Sources at MSNBC share that Kathleen Matthews, a failed Democratic House candidate and 40-year-old wife at the Hardball host, Griffin had expressed concern months before her husband’s departure.

Sources at MSNBC share that Kathleen Matthews had expressed concerns to Griffin months before the exit of her husband (the couple depicted in 2012)

Sources at MSNBC share that Kathleen Matthews had expressed concern to Griffin months before the exit of her husband (the couple depicted in 2012)

Sources at MSNBC share that Kathleen Matthews had expressed concern to Griffin months before the exit of her husband (the couple depicted in 2012)

At the time, Kathleen was worried that her husband’s controversies and scandals would intensify.

She wanted Matthews to do fewer shows, but the host soon saw herself as one of the most prominent faces for the network when the election warmed up.

And Matthews would soon be plagued by comments he made about Senator Bernie Sanders’ victory in Nevada and a back and forth with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Soon others were busy with their history with Matthews, including a GQ columnist who wrote a devastating op-ed with allegations about the host in 2017.

Matthews would resign on Monday and make his last announcement during the show. He was seen outside his home for the first time since his resignation on Wednesday.

Matthews resigned after being heavily lambed for comments he made about Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in Nevada and for a back and forth with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Matthews resigned after being heavily lambed for comments he made about Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in Nevada and for a back and forth with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Matthews resigned after being heavily paralyzed because of comments he made about Senator Bernie Sanders’ victory in Nevada and for a back and forth with Senator Elizabeth Warren

“After my conversation with MSNBC, I decided to be my last Hardball tonight,” Matthews said during the broadcast. “So let me tell you why. The younger generations are ready to take the lead.

‘We see them in politics, the media and fight for their goals. They improve the workplace. “He offered a brief apology because he had said before” compliments about the looks of a woman that some men, including me, might have mistakenly thought was OK. “

It has been speculated that several notable experts may take the place of Matthews, including Joy Reid and former Fox host Shepard Smith.

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