"It's Okay, Chris": MSNBC's Matthews Mocked for Fearing Sanders Nomination
Chris Matthews was roundly derided by progressives Monday morning after the MSNBC host delivered a two-minute diatribe against 2020 Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, claiming that the Vermont senator would lose to President Donald Trump in a general election matchup.
“The Bernie surge has Chris Matthews on the verge of tears,” tweeted Sanders supporter Samuel Finklestein. “It’s okay, Chris.”
Matthews appeared on MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe” as part of a panel discussing the primary. Arms crossed and looking upset, the “Hardball” host claimed that while all of the candidates in the primary contest were flawed, Sanders was one of the worst.
“I’m not happy,” said Matthews. “I’m not happy with this field.”
The longtime newsman and onetime Democratic congressional aide said that Sanders reminded him of George McGovern, whose 1972 bid for the White House against incumbent Richard Nixon was a disaster for the party.
Journalist Rob Rousseau hit back on Twitter.
“Moronic cable tv millionaires like Chris Matthews truly believe nothing good can ever happen in America because of an election that happened 50 goddamn years ago,” said Rousseau. “Cry more, Chris, we love to see it.”
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