In the annals of pundit stupidity, this may go down in history.
As the results suggested, Sanders took an early lead in the Nevada Caucuses Saturday night, leading Hardball host Matthews to claim Republicans would release opposition research on Sanders that would “kill him” if he became the Democratic nominee for president. Matthews lamented that it was “too late” to stop him, at one point comparing Sanders’ victory over other top Democratic contenders to Hitler’s invasion of France. “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.'”
Folks it’s realpic.twitter.com/Vm0BxJ6ge6
— Eli Valley (@elivalley) February 22, 2020
Reactions, especially from Jewish viewers was swift (Sanders had family members murdered during the holocaust) with Media Matters editor-at-large Parker Molloy writing, “”It is absolutely unacceptable that Matthews is making comparisons between Bernie Sanders, whose family was murdered by Nazis, to Nazis. Chris needs to retire. Immediately.”