It’s totally inappropriate to compare a campaign victory in an election to the Nazis conquering a country during World War II, but that’s exactly what MSNBC host Chris Matthews did on Saturday night after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the Nevada caucuses by a landslide.

Sanders, propelled by his unwavering support of Medicare for All, won the state by a large margin, making him the clear front-runner to become the Democratic 2020 presidential nominee.

But rather than simply note Bernie’s big win, Matthews did so by comparing it to the Nazis seizing France in 1940.

“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,” Matthews said while covering the caucuses. “And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.'”

Seriously, he said this.

It’s an inappropriate comparison regardless of who won, but it’s especially bad because Bernie Sanders is a Jewish man who lost several family members during the Holocaust.

Needless to say, Matthews’ remarks drew mass outrage towards MSNBC and calls for his resignation, including from Sanders communication director Mike Casca.

Make no mistake, Bernie is more than capable of beating Trump in November. He has a grassroots following and his ideas are popular and will help millions of people. He also scares the hell out of wealthy people. And anyone who does that deserves the support of the American people. Chris Matthews, on the other hand, should resign in disgrace.

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