MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, jabbed his colleague Ed Schlutz for “jumping up and down” for Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Hillary for the Democratic Party nomination:
Bernie got a big crowd out there in Denver. Ed Schultz was jumping up and down about it tonight.
Matthews was discussing a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that showed Clinton with a commanding 75%-15% lead over Sanders, when he made his comment.
Sanders has surprised observers by attracting large crowds on the campaign trail with his left-wing populism and rants against the one-percent, leading Schultz to remark that he is “on a roll” and that the Clinton campaign should be worried.
Schultz’s support of Sanders should come as no surprise, as he has had the Vermont Senator on his program numerous times. In addition, Schultz is one of the most left-wing hosts on MSNBC, and that’s saying a lot.
Watch Matthews comments and Schlutz’s reply: