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Will Pete Buttigieg replace Chris Matthews as the host of Hardball?

Pete Buttigieg appearing on Fox News Sunday
Pete Buttigieg appearing on Fox News SundayPhoto: Fox News screen capture

Will Pete Buttigieg be the new host of Hardball on MSNBC following host Chris Matthew’s abrupt departure? The out former presidential candidate is reportedly under consideration.

Matthews, the longtime host of one of the network’s most popular political shows, resigned after an outcry over numerous insensitive and sexist incidents.

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MSNBC’s election analyst Steve Kornacki, also an out gay man, and correspondent Joy Reid are also reportedly under consideration.

“Steve and Joy both want this job and neither know that behind their backs the network wants Mayor Pete,” gossip blogger Rob Shuter alleges he was told by an inside source.

“The new trend is hiring former politicians and the people around them. No one is a better example of this than Nicole Wallace who worked on the John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign. Her show on MSNBC is now a monster hit and the executives are hoping to recreate that with Mayor Pete.”

“Let’s be honest, Pete needs a job. The pay is good, and the hours are great, plus after his rise to a national level he isn’t going to want to give up the spotlight.”

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