MSNBC has turned into a fire-breathing anti-Trump network.
The network exposes viewers to live Trump Derangement Syndrome fits on a nightly basis.
But one MSNBC host made a breathtaking statement that had Donald Trump smiling.
Establishment Democrats are in full-blown panic over Bernie Sanders.
The 80-year-old communist actually has a chance at being the party’s nomination.
They flirted with his ideas for years, and now the chickens are going home to roost.
If Sanders wins the nomination, the socialist takeover of the Democrat Party could be complete.
This has MSNBC host Chris Matthews deeply panicked.
During a recent Democratic debate postmortem, Matthews unloaded on socialism.
Matthews is an old-school liberal who’s written books about the Kennedys, and shares John F. Kennedy’s views on socialism.
John F. Kennedy, like his father Joseph before him, was staunchly anti-communist.
Matthews sees which way his party could be heading, and he’s not happy about it.
During his recent rant Matthews warned, “I remember the Cold War. I have an attitude towards Castro. I believe if Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War, there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting executed. And certain other people would be there cheering.”
If that sounds like hyperbole, Sanders supporters—even paid staffers—have adopted violent revolutionary rhetoric.
And now Matthews is going after Sanders again, and this time he had Trump smiling.
During a segment with anchor Nicolle Wallace, Matthews said Americans don’t want socialism and remarked, “This country will never go that direction, and by the way we’ll lose 49 states.”
Matthews expanded on the comment and drew comparisons to the 1972 election.
Democrats were anxious to stop Richard Nixon from getting elected.
They elected far-left candidate George McGovern, who lost every state except Massachusetts (and D.C.).
McGovern’s landslide defeat was an embarrassing loss for the party, and a reminder of what can happen when the party veers too far left.
Trump winning a 49-state landslide despite the most negative press any President or presidential candidate has ever seen would be a soul-crushing loss for Democrats.
It could be the only thing that snaps them out of their Trump Derangement Syndrome.
While other Democrats are holding their nose and hopping aboard the Sanders train, Matthews is not, because he knows the destination.
America is a center-right country that isn’t going to nationally embrace a full-blown communist who would wreck the economy.
If Trump somehow did pull off a 49-state landslide, it would be the first time since Ronald Reagan in 1984 against Walter Mondale.
Reagan, like Trump, was also a former Democrat with the personality and charisma to handle the media.
He also came at a time when the left was trying to sell America on permanent economic stagnation.
But Reagan breathed life into the economy, just like Trump is doing.
Sanders winning the Democratic nomination could do irreparable damage to the party, and Chris Matthews can see it coming from a mile away.