After yesterday’s primary win in Nevada, Bernie Sanders seems like a runaway train on the way to the 2020 nomination. This is great news to a number of Sanders supporters who didn’t feel that their candidate got a fair shake in 2016.
But this has also, seemingly, been bad news for MSNBC who had had a number of hosts chide Sanders’ campaign and his momentum. While not saying their name, CNN host Van Jones mock his competitor for their coverage of the Vermont senator’s Nevada win.
Earlier this week, Chuck Todd faced criticism for comparing Sanders’ supporters to Nazis. The host remarked, “Hey I want to bring up something that Jonathan Last put in the Bulwark today. It was about how — and Ruth, we’ve all been on the receiving end of the Bernie online brigade — here’s what he says: He says ‘no other candidate has anything like this sort of digital brownshirt brigade. I mean, except for Donald Trump.”
Fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews made a similar comparison. Comparing Sanders win to a German over France in World War II, he said, “I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940, and the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says ‘How can it be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.’”
Jones commented on these reactions Saturday night, commenting, “The establishment is upset and there is another station, another channel, and another few things going on tonight where people are freaking out and melting down all across the country, or at least, all over the airwaves.”
WATCH a video of Jones comments below:
The @BernieSanders rebellion was strong in 2016, and that momentum never stopped.
There is a lot of pain in this country that doesn't get talked about enough. Bernie has always been consistent in speaking to that pain, and that's powerful.#NevadaCaucuses @CNN pic.twitter.com/ummPXyjvd4
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 23, 2020