MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Compares Sanders’ Nevada Win To Nazi Invasion Of France, Sanders Supports Call For His Firing
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
“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.’ So I had that suppressed feeling,” he said, urging moderate Democrats to stop Sanders.
Many took to Twitter to criticize Matthews and are calling for his resignation.
Sanders, the self-identifying democratic socialist, is Jewish. David Sirota, a Sanders speechwriter and former Guardian contributor, tweeted, “Bernie is Jewish and his family was killed by the Nazis. None of this is OK.”
A few days ago, @chucktodd read a passage likening Bernie voters to Nazi brown shirts. Now Chris Matthews is likening Bernie’s campaign to a Nazi invasion.
Bernie is Jewish and his family was killed by the Nazis. None of this is OK. https://t.co/xsz3vUHEKQ
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) February 23, 2020
Mike Casca, Sanders’s 2020 communications director, tweeted, “Never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the Nazis to the third reich. But here we are.”
never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the nazis to the third reich.
but here we are. https://t.co/2G1bqZ6bkI
— mike casca (@cascamike) February 22, 2020