King, a staunch supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, tweeted that Maddow “reported that multiple ‘senior officials’ within the Democratic Party are interfering with the primaries” in an effort to stop the presidential hopeful.
“BREAKING: @MSNBC & @maddow just reported that multiple “senior officials” within the Democratic Party are interfering with the primaries to stop @BernieSanders,” King wrote, ajc.com reports. “They reported that the party has asked Bloomberg to drop out so that Biden would have an easier time against Bernie.”
See his post below.
Maddow caught wind of the chatter and tweeted King directly, stating: “What? No. I didn’t report any such thing.”
The controversial King then shared a clip of MSNBC’s Super Tuesday coverage.
“It’s striking to hear [NBC News reporter Josh] Lederman say that the Bloomberg campaign is experiencing intense pressure from multiple sources inside the Democratic party that he needs to quit,” Maddow said in the clip — see below:
Maddow didn’t say officials are “interfering,” which King claimed. Still, he captioned the clip: “This is you, right @maddow? Do you not say, “The Bloomberg campaign is experiencing INTENSE PRESSURE from multiple sources from inside of the Democratic Party that he needs to quit?” Seems like you. And seems like you literally said those words.
In a tweet Sunday night, King then claimed staffers for former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke felt betrayed when he endorsed Biden (see post below):
The 40-year-old Kentucky native has faced controversy over the years about his racial identity, advocacy and fundraising. Twitter users were quick to remind him of this while responding to his latest claims on Super Tuesday. Check out some of the reactions below: