MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews was visibly taken aback by Manafort's comments. "Is that 21st-century talking?" Matthews asked. "Wives are concerned about how their husband's doing at work?"
Manafort sidestepped the host's question, and continued:
"Because they can't afford their lives anymore. That's the point," he said. "To some people, it's a matter of jobs."
But to many on Twitter, it was a matter of old-fashioned sexism, literally: