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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Will Chuck Todd tire of being wrong about Donald Trump?

Chuck Todd is consistent. He never seems to get President Donald John Trump right.

Todd's string of stupidity began on his Sunday show on January 25, 2015, when he announced to the world, “Nobody’s going to mistake Donald Trump for a presidential candidate, I don’t think, other than Donald Trump.”

In response, Trump branded him "sleepy eyes" in a tweet minutes later.

On June 17, two days after Donald Trump announced his bid to be president, Todd said, “On the one hand he's a late-night joke. On the other, he's the proverbial skunk at party. How does the Republican Party handle a political streaker who knows how to get attention?”

He also said, “Going into 2016, Dems are licking their chops.”

Now they are licking their wounds.

Todd interviewed the future president on Trump Force One. NBC aired it on August 16, 2015. It was good TV. It gave the usually third-place show first place and its best ratings in a year.

Todd asked, "By the way, can you run government like a business?"

Donald Trump said he could. Todd said he couldn't because he ran a "for profit" business. Finally, the future president said, "Chuck, it'll work out so well. You will be so happy. In four years, you're going to be interviewing me and you're going to say, 'What a great job you've done, President Trump.'

"You're going to say, you have done one of the great jobs. It's going to happen. And you know what? The good people are going to be able to come back. But they're going to come back legally."

OK, President Trump got that prediction wrong. Todd won't admit the best economy in 50 years is a good thing.

In an interview published on May 17, 2016, Todd said, "Even six months ago, this election was a referendum on Hillary Clinton. If you’re her, on the one hand you’re thinking, ‘Wow, this isn’t going to be a referendum on me,’ and are probably relieved. On the other hand, she’s no longer the change candidate. … I think for a long time she thought her gender would be enough and the idea of electing a first woman president would be the change, but it hasn’t had the traction in the primaries."

The election was a referendum on Donald Trump. Making it all about him

Then there was Todd's declaration on October 9, 2016, that Mister Trump's campaign was virtually over.

Todd said, "Good Sunday morning, this one does feel different. There have been so many times we've said Trump can't survive this or can't survive that crisis. But the 2005 hot mic recording of Trump's conversation with Billy Bush of Access Hollywood may well prove to be the type of October Surprise that even Donald Trump can't survive."

30 days later, we elected him.

Two days before the election, Todd said, "Donald Trump still searching for a path to 270."

On Inauguration Day, Todd told NBC anchor Lester Holt, "America first. There was a point there, Lester, where it felt as if he almost was insulting every living president that was sitting next to him in very personal ways."

On June 28, 2017, Todd said, "I'm obsessed with the White House's war on the press and on the media. Let's be clear about this, that war is nothing less than a war on the truth. Do we get it right all the time? Nope, we don't. And when we don't, we run a correction, and in some cases, people lose their jobs. That's what just happened at CNN. CNN took responsibility for its mistakes."

CNN had libeled the president and Anthony Scaramucci. Under the threat of a lawsuit, it took its story down.

On August 15, 2017, Todd said, "Folks, what I just saw gave me the wrong kind of chills. Honestly, I'm a bit shaken from what I just heard. And I suspect it's not just me. Moments ago at Trump Tower, the president of the United States painted white nationalists and members of the alt-right as victims of what he described as club-wielding members of the alt-left."

That of course was not what the president said. He condemned white supremacists. Again. As always.

Literally shaken.

On October 26, 2017, Todd wrote, "Yes, the Russia-Trump investigation is real — even when you exclude the Steele dossier."

On January 2, 2018, Todd wrote, "Over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, President Trump told the New York Times — 15 different times — that there was “no collusion” between his 2016 campaign and the Russians. But just two days later, the Times popped this story: The Australians notified the U.S. government, in July 2016, that the Trump campaign knew the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton and her campaign."

On January 3, 2018, Todd wrote, "How Trump's tweets are framing — and hurting — his presidency."

On January 7, 2018, Todd said, "The winter bomb cyclone that hit Washington this week had nothing to do with the frigid weather and everything to do with the book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff. The tell-all book portrays a dysfunctional White House led by a president of declining intellectual capacity and a staff that didn't believe Mr. Trump would win the election or necessarily should have."

Within a month, the media itself discredited the book by revealing its fabrications.

On August 31, 2018, Todd said of the Mueller investigation, "I’ll be honest with you: I’m not missing work tomorrow. I wouldn’t miss work tomorrow."

...and the big news of the day was, "John Kerry won't rule out a 2020 presidential run."

On April 19, 2019, Chuck Todd said of President Trump, "You're going to miss talking about Mueller."

Wait. I thought Mueller was going to end this presidency.

But I will give Todd credit for saying this on March 1, 2018, "I bring my kids up to respect the office of the presidency and the president. I don’t allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president."

So that is one thing he got right. And it is a big thing. More parents should do that no matter who is our president.

Right now, Donald John Trump is and these are the best eight years of my life.


  1. Journalism is the only occupation where you can be consistently wrong about everything and still keep your job.

    1. "Meteorologist" is another.

    2. Hollywood executive who produces an endless stream of social justice box office poison, too.

    3. They are all in the same business.

  2. That, or be a Democrat member of Congress.

    1. Imagine what it must have been like before television, when people rarely saw or heard their representatives.

  3. "Journalism is the only occupation where you can be consistently wrong about everything and still keep your job."

    And climate science...

    1. I stand corrected. But weather forecasting has improved tremendously since I was a kid. Journalism has gone the other direction during that same time.

    2. In 1968, weather forecasters could predict the weather 3 days in advance with 70-80 percent accuracy. 50 years later, we have advanced weather satellites and computers with phenomenal computing power to assist in predicting the weather. Today's weather forecasters can predict the weather 3 days in advance with 70-80 percent accuracy.

    3. I believe that was said about economics first.

    4. I offer Paul Krugman as a glaring example.

      and Greenspan as well.


  4. who schmuck todd, and why is anyone paying attention to that halfwit?

  5. Wife runs a Democratic consultancy...

    1. big cheese in nj democrats. I think she was head of them. and she worked for the o'blamet.


  6. Todd is just getting warmed up. He will be wrong about PDJT for the next five and a half years.

    1. Well, his job actually depends on it. In the "liberal" (socialist) press, there's no tolerance for deviation from the official line.

  7. “All the young girls love Chunk Todd
    ‘Tender young Chunk Todd’ they say
    Come over and see me
    Come over and please me
    Chunkie, it’s my turn today.”

  8. Don, maybe you can answer this... It's been bugging me a while.

    Whatever happened to the "F" in

    F. Chuck Todd?


    Or did I take the blue pill?