Joe Scarborough Praises Sanders’ Authenticity: ‘Bernie Doesn’t Give a Damn’

Joe Scarborough Praises Sanders’ Authenticity: ‘Bernie Doesn’t Give a Damn’

With only a few weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has become the focus of attention thanks to recent polling suggesting he could win the crucial contest. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, host Joe Scarborough offered some reasons why.

“But there’s something about Bernie Sanders in the industrial Midwest,” Scarborough said. “The north industrial Midwest. He’s a wild card. You can’t just say, hey, because he’s a socialist, he’s not gonna win. It’s a weird thing. He is a socialist.”

“I think his views on a lot of things are batty. Regardless, this guy connects with blue collar voters in the upper Midwest in the Rust Belt. Doesn’t he?”

MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki agreed, saying that Sanders has authenticity. Scarborough jumped on the word.

“Bernie doesn’t give a damn,” Scarborough said. “Like Trump doesn’t give a damn. Bernie doesn’t give a damn about what anybody thinks about him.”

Scarborough has long praised former Vice President Joe Biden but he is correct that Sanders appears to be pulling ahead. The results of the Iowa caucuses could create a snowball effect for the candidate who wins it.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor