MSNBC Anchor: Sanders Is No 'Good Samaritan'

January 27, 2020

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews said on Monday that he could not picture Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) being a "Good Samaritan" for people in need of help.

"Suppose you're lying on the road hurt, maybe you've had something happen to you, you fainted, whatever happened, which of the candidates would stop their car and get out and help you?" Matthews asked during Morning Joe. "You have your candidate, I think. I'm not sure about all of them. I think Biden wins that one pretty easily, Elizabeth maybe. I don't think Bernie wins it. Do you honestly think Bernie would stop and help you? I'm not sure.

"I know these are tough questions, they cut to the gut, but they are the question you have to ask about. Will this person help me when I need them? Because the rest is BS. It is all speech writing," Matthews added.

"So I may say yeah, I think Bernie would help me," Morning Joe anchor Joe Scarborough said.

"Joe, you're covering [for] yourself," Matthews responded.

Earlier in the segment, Scarborough asked Matthews if the Vermont senator relates to voters in a way that other Democratic candidates do not.

"I don't think so, but I don't know. I think people that are desperate to get rid of Trump will reach for any life raft thrown at them. I don't know. I'll just say I don't know about that one," Matthews said. "I think they respond to Biden and a good running mate."