Reveling: NBC Gets Hyped By a Tough Week for President Trump

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With President Trump’s overnight announcement to cancel the government’s consideration of his Doral property in Florida for the location for the G7 summit in 2020, the liberal media were reveling in what was another loss for the President. During NBC’s Sunday Today, host Willie Geist and Meet the Press moderator/NBC political director Chuck Todd were hyped up by what the latter described as the wobbliest he’s seen Republican support for Trump.

Geist began their conversation by reading off a laundry list of things that either didn’t go the President’s way or caused some headaches over the previous week:

We can start with this sort of bundle of stories we’re talking about this morning. You have this idea, remember, the President said we’re getting out of Syria; ‘I am going to end endless wars.’ Well, those troops are actually just moving Iraq. You have this reversal on Doral. You had Mick Mulvaney, the chief of staff, from the White House podium effectively confessing to a quid pro quo, telling America to get over it and then walking that back.

Trouble for the President, I think, and this is the first time -- not the first time, but this is as wobbly, as I would say, congressional Republicans have gotten on Trump, I’d say, since he took office,” Todd said. He then mocked Trump’s reversal on the Doral decision as evidence “that he at least can still feel a buzz on the electric fence if he pokes it.”

He suggested the “buzz” Trump was feeling was congressional Republicans opposing him:

He got a buzz on that one and he thought, “all right, this is too much to ask Republicans on Capitol Hill to support, because it has been. They're uncomfortable of the Syria decision, uncomfortable with his Ukraine actions. Now you are throwing this on the barbie? You know, that's a lot, a lot of baggage to carry for these guys. And I think it was too much which was why overnight he did this reversal.

 

 

Of course, Geist brought the conversation back to impeachment, noting that “this week you had a bunch of people testifying on Capitol Hill for a long time in the impeachment inquiry.”

“The White House, obviously, has stonewalled; has said we’re not answering subpoenas, we are not going to show up for interviews and depositions. But you had very important central figures in the Ukraine story, in fact, testifying this week,” Geist continued.

Todd touted the hearings because “so many administration officials are cooperating” and “they’re really painting a picture of a rogue foreign policy operation that the President directed Rudy Giuliani to be running.” He seemed to enjoy how things were shaping up:

And the fact that it connected back to the President, the idea that I think when the week started was that Rudy Giuliani was on his way to scapegoat land. Boy, when you look at the picture that was painted this week, it connected Giuliani right back to the President and showed that people like John Bolton may become some of the most important character witnesses against the President as there are out there.

“Yeah, we’re hearing Bolton's voice perhaps indirectly for now, but maybe more explicitly in the future,” Geist concluded. Meanwhile, NBC tried to fear monger against Bolton when he first joined the Trump administration.

The liberal media would never be this excited if President Obama had a week like this. With how they falsely claim he was scandal-free, they probably wouldn’t acknowledge that he ever had a bad week.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

NBC’s Sunday Today
October 20, 2019
8:08:34 a.m. Eastern

WILLIE GEIST: Chuck, good morning. We can start with this sort of bundle of stories we’re talking about this morning. You have this idea, remember, the President said we’re getting out of Syria; ‘I am going to end endless wars.’ Well, those troops are actually just moving Iraq. You have this reversal on Doral. You had Mick Mulvaney, the chief of staff, from the White House podium effectively confessing to a quid pro quo, telling America to get over it and then walking that back. What does it all add up to this week, Chuck?

CHUCK TODD: Trouble for the President, I think, and this is the first time -- not the first time, but this is as wobbly, as I would say, congressional Republicans have gotten on Trump, I’d say, since he took office. I mean, I think the fact that the President backed off the Doral decision, the G-7 decision resort, shows that he at least can still feel a buzz on the electric fence if he pokes it. Right?

He got a buzz on that one and he thought, “all right, this is too much to ask Republicans on Capitol Hill to support, because it has been. They're uncomfortable of the Syria decision, uncomfortable with his Ukraine actions. Now you are throwing this on the barbie? You know, that's a lot, a lot of baggage to carry for these guys. And I think it was too much which was why overnight he did this reversal.

GEIST: And in the background of all this, Chuck, this week you had a bunch of people testifying on Capitol Hill for a long time in the impeachment inquiry. The White House, obviously, has stonewalled; has said we’re not answering subpoenas, we are not going to show up for interviews and depositions. But you had very important central figures in the Ukraine story, in fact, testifying this week.

TODD: It’s a – I think it’s a very important development overall that number one, so many administration officials are cooperating. Two, they’re really painting a picture of a rogue foreign policy operation that the President directed Rudy Giuliani to be running.

And the fact that it connected back to the President, the idea that I think when the week started was that Rudy Giuliani was on his way to scapegoat land. Boy, when you look at the picture that was painted this week, it connected Giuliani right back to the President and showed that people like John Bolton may become some of the most important character witnesses against the President as there are out there.

GEIST: Yeah, we’re hearing Bolton's voice perhaps indirectly for now, but maybe more explicitly in the future.

Chuck, thank you very much.

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