Chris Matthews Apologizes for Nazi Bernie Analogy: ‘I Used a Bad One’
After facing calls for MSNBC to fire him for comparing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Nevada Democratic caucus victory to France falling to the Nazis in World War II, MSNBC host Chris Matthews addressed the controversy at the top of his Monday night broadcast.
“As I watched one-sided results of the caucus in Nevada, I reached for a historical analogy and used a bad one,” the veteran MSNBC personality said.”I was wrong to refer to an event from the last days, or actually the first days, of World War II.”
“Senator Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an elected result in which you were a well-deserved winner,” Matthews continued. “This is going to be a hard-fought heated campaign of ideas.”
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.