MSNBC's Chris Matthews formally apologizes to Bernie Sanders for comparing his Nevada win to the Nazis taking over France
Added 02-24-20 09:14:02pm EST - “"I was wrong ... Congratulations to you, Sen. Sanders, and to your supporters on a tremendous win down in Nevada," Matthews said to Sanders.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “MSNBC's Chris Matthews formally apologizes to Bernie Sanders for comparing his Nevada win to the Nazis taking over France”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews issued an apology to Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters for comparing the 2020 candidate's landslide win in the Nevada caucus on Saturday to the Nazi takeover of France during World War II.
Matthews' comments sparked immediate outrage, the trending hashtag "#FireChrisMatthews," and backlash from Sanders' campaign, which has long accused the left-leaning network of bias against it.
"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," Matthews said at the top of his prime time program on Monday night.
He went on, "Congratulations to you, Sen. Sanders, and to your supporters on a tremendous win down in Nevada."
The veteran cable host added that he would seek to "elevate" political discourse in the coming months and congratulated Sanders on his win.
—Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 25, 2020
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