Calls for MSNBC to fire Chuck Todd trended nationwide on Twitter after anchor likened supporters of Bernie Sander (I-VT) to Nazi Brownshirts during Monday's "special" episode of "Meet the Press Daily."
Sanders is the first viable Jewish candidate for president -- and had family members murdered by Nazis during the Holocaust.
The host uncritically quoted from a column that appeared at a right-wing website.
"No other candidate has anything like this sort of digital brownshirt brigade,” the column read. “I mean, except for Donald Trump.”
The backlash resulted in the hashtag "Fire Donald Trump" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying:
#firechucktodd Should be trending every day because he's a horrible "journalist". Calling the supporters of a Jewis… https://t.co/hlvAdBCD6S— Jared Besemer (@Jared Besemer)1581381921.0
Equating the supporters of a jewish candidate whose family was killed in concentration camps to Nazis is not only… https://t.co/5Vam4yGjjN— sluagh (@sluagh)1581379384.0
Comparing @BernieSanders supporters to Nazi Brown shirts is hyperbole and not journalism. @msnbc is leaning backwar… https://t.co/a0aKFMXe0Z— Frugal Progressive (@Frugal Progressive)1581380652.0
@briebriejoy Calling @BernieSanders supporters "brown shirts" when that is referred to the Nazi special brigade in… https://t.co/aJzLLhMn6R— Moses Shah🌹 (@Moses Shah🌹)1581375994.0
Comcast and @MSNBC need to #FireChuckTodd for his blatant antisemitism and egregious watering down of the horrific… https://t.co/iOO0I8nlJS— Kathy Durkin 🏴☭ (@Kathy Durkin 🏴☭)1581382732.0
As if Matthews hallucinating about his own public execution in Central Park wasn't enough, Chuck Todd ups the ante… https://t.co/Kf4RzwGsfm— Daniel M. J. (@Daniel M. J.)1581382215.0
i saw #FireChuckTodd trending and thought 'oh what's that tool done now' no seriously #FIRECHUCKTODD https://t.co/pHvaPOLAQV— healthcare pls (@healthcare pls)1581382660.0
Bernie supporters want: ✅Medicare for all ✅Living wage ✅Green New Deal ✅Free college ✅End student debt ✅End homeles… https://t.co/bVAHIN4snU— Beth (@Beth)1581386276.0
Here’s more proof that we have more in common than not. Bernie Sanders is not my nominee of choice but I fully agre… https://t.co/mfVfeBlLF5— LiA (@LiA)1581384204.0
#firechucktodd He should have been fired long ago for being a hack and another MSM drool rag.— Republican Swine (@Republican Swine)1581384043.0
The mainstream media and the millionaires paid to defend their precious billionaires love to talk about Bernie's su… https://t.co/O9Aip3pKEp— Weeb Trash (@Weeb Trash)1581380648.0
#FireChuckTodd! Calling supporters of the Jewish candidate who had relatives DIE in the holocaust 'brown shirts' is… https://t.co/jPiw5O2SCg— Shawn Olson 🔥 (@Shawn Olson 🔥)1581383371.0
Chuck Todd called Bernie supporters his “brown shirt brigade.” #FireChuckTodd needs to be said every day and twice… https://t.co/Kgk7vN98GH— Social Distancing Saves Lives✍️ (@Social Distancing Saves Lives✍️)1581383218.0
#firechucktodd. not necessarily because of this but definitely for SOME reason. https://t.co/RmYYVL3fpi— i bless the rains down in castamere (@i bless the rains down in castamere)1581385674.0