After complete outrage from Bernie Sanders supporters and calls for his resignation, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made an on-air apology to Sanders for comparing his Nevada caucus win to the 1940 Nazi invasion of France (see below).
Matthews began his segment on MSNBC with the apology:
“Before getting into tonight’s news, I want to say something quite important and personal. As I watched the one-sided results of Saturday’s Democratic caucus in Nevada, I reached for a historical analogy and used a bad one. I was wrong to refer to an event from the last days, or, actually, the first days of World War II.
He went on to personally apologize to Sanders:
Sen. Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era, in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an electoral result in which you were the well-deserved winner.”
Chris Matthews apologizes to Bernie Sanders and his supporters for comparing Bernies NV win to Nazis taking France in WWII pic.twitter.com/gMq9mnq30i
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 25, 2020
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON MATTHEWS’ COMMENTS:
The left is going bonkers over the huge win by Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Primary and NOT in a good way.
Dem Operative James Carville likened the DNC to a circus (see below), and Chris Matthews even said the Sanders victory was how Nazi Germany overran France in 1940:
“It’s too late to stop him … it’s over”
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
We’d like to know what you think about the comment from Matthews. Was it over the top or just right?