Scarborough: 'Brilliant move' for Bernie Sanders to do Fox News town hall

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Monday called Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity Tlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit MORE (I-Vt.) "brilliant" for deciding to be featured in a Fox News town hall, adding that the move shows the 2020 presidential candidate is "going after Trump voters."

“I don’t care what the national Democratic Party says. I think it’s a brilliant move going over to Fox News,” Scarborough said on "Morning Joe." 

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“Bernie is doing something other Democrats are not doing," Scarborough added. "He’s going after Trump voters.”

The praise came hours before Sanders is set to appear in a Fox News town hall to be broadcast live from Bethlehem, Pa. The event will be moderated by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum.

In March, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE announced that the network would be barred from hosting any of the party's primary debates. Democratic presidential candidates are not precluded from appearing on Fox News for interviews or town halls, however.

Regular "Morning Joe" panelist Mike Barnicle on Monday agreed with Scarborough, and urged more Democratic candidates to follow Sanders's lead.

“The idea of Bernie Sanders going on Fox TV is a great idea for Sanders, the campaign and the Democratic Party. And more Democrats ought to appear on Fox News because you’re talking to the kinds of people — many of them, not all of them, many of them are Democratic voters who have been screwed out of their paychecks, their pensions and everything by the activities of multiple, multiple administrations, but specifically now this administration in Washington, D.C.," Barnicle said.