MSNBC’s Chris Matthews drew ire on social media Saturday after he when in contrast the Nevada Democratic caucus victory of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to France’s tumble to the Nazis all the diagram thru World War II.
“I’m learning final night time about the tumble of France in the summertime of 1940,” Matthews said all the diagram thru the community’s caucus protection. “And the same outdated calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over,’ and Churchill says, ‘How can or no longer or no longer it’s? You bought the final observe military in Europe. How can or no longer or no longer it’s over?’ He said, ‘It be over.’”
The backlash on Twitter was once swift and severe, with many commenters calling for Matthews to resign or be fired. Many identified that Sanders’ family includes survivors of the Holocaust.
However Larry O’Connor, a commentator with the Washington Examiner and KABC radio in Los Angeles, shared a diversified assume about.
“For the past four years,” O’Connor wrote, “Donald Trump has been frequently likened to Hitler and his supporters to Nazis, in an effort to the total outraged Dems screaming about Chris Matthews making a clumsy, innocuous comparability between Bernie’s care for and 1940 France, can also I just valid say…”
All the diagram in which thru his commentary, Matthews expressed doubts about Sanders’ probabilities in November if he goes on to care for the Democratic nomination and face President Trump.
“It appears to be like like Bernie Sanders is exhausting to beat simply now,” Matthews said. “I’m with [James] Carville the total manner in phrases of the hazards of what lies forward in November. They’re sitting on so worthy oppo be taught on Bernie.”
Matthews said Republicans would “assassinate” Sanders in the same outdated election but simply now “it’s just a miniature leisurely to pause him.”