Chris Matthew compare a Jewish person winning a primary to Nazi Germany. This is the second time a mainstream democrat TV personality compared Sanders to Nazi’s.
His comments sparked a backlash on Twitter, with some critics noting that is was particularly distasteful as Sanders is Jewish and had lost relatives during the Holocaust.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that Matthews is making comparisons between Bernie Sanders, whose family was murdered by Nazis, to Nazis. @HardballChris needs to retire. Immediately,” Media Matters editor-at-large Parker Molloy wrote.
Reporter Alex Kotch added, "I’m really, really insulted by a major pundit on an allegedly liberal news network comparing a Jewish candidate’s overwhelming caucus victory to the French losing a battle with the Nazis. “Get this lunatic off the air.”