A news reader for MSNBC has been criticised after he compared Bernie Sanders's victory in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi invasion of France in 1940.
While reporting on Sanders protected win in Nevada, which would cement him as a clear front-runner in the race to become the Democratic candidate for the US election, Chris Matthews used a perhaps ill-advised World War II analogy to describe the result.
Although he didn't directly reference the Nazi's, he did appear to be equating Sanders' victory to the events in France in 1940 and also said "it's a little late to stop him."
I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, "'t'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." So I had that suppressed feeling.
Matthews' remarks about Sanders, who is of Jewish descent and whose brother told Indy100that the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and sparked a "political awakening" in Bernie, has attracted widespread criticism.
Mike Casca who is the director of communications for the Sanders campaign, lambasted Matthews for comparing a Jewish presidential candidate to the Third Reich.
Elsewhere, the criticism of the host of Hardball and MSNBC was strongly felt on Twitter.
Chris Matthews compared @BernieSanders victory to Nazis taking France. What happened to unity? I told you they were… https://t.co/a41prhF3bS