MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough on Wednesday criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for saying that requests of Sanders’s medical records are a smear, while alleging Michael Bloomberg had a heart attack.
Sanders’s national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said Wednesday morning that the “smear campaign” against Sanders is unfair given Bloomberg’s past heart attacks, but there’s no evidence Bloomberg has ever had a heart attack, and Gray retracted her comment later in the morning after Morning Joe aired.
Scarborough said Sanders’s refusal to share records combined with the smearing of an opponent is reminiscent of President Donald Trump’s campaign tactics.
“There’s something very Trumpian about a national press secretary for a candidate saying that if you ask for health care records, you’re engaging in a smear campaign, and then turning and smearing the person you consider to be your chief rival by just making up a heart attack,” Scarborough said.
“The Sanders campaign, Bernie said, you know ‘oh, I can’t control this.’ He can control what his national press secretary says,” Scarborough said. “They need to walk this back because this is exactly what Donald Trump would do.”
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