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Rachel Maddow Calls Out Sanders Surrogate Shaun King For Pushing Fake News: ‘I Didn’t Report Any Such Thing’

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called out Bernie Sanders surrogate Shaun King for falsely claiming Maddow had reported “multiple senior officials” were seeking to interfere to stop Sanders run for the White House.

King tweeted, “@MSNBC & @maddow just reported that multiple ‘senior officials’ within the Democratic Party are interfering with the primaries to stop @BernieSanders.”

The clip which King refers showed Maddow citing reporting from NBC’s national politics reporter Josh Lederman that the Mike Bloomberg campaign was feeling “intense pressure” from Democrats Tuesday night to drop out of the 2020 race.

The MSNBC host Wednesday morning called out King, writing in a tweet, “I didn’t report any such thing.”

In response to Maddow called him out, King doubled down with a series of tweets:

King, who speaks at Sanders rallies, has a history of making statements that are misleading and false.

Twitter users also called out King:

 

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