Chuck Todd On Interviewing Candidates (And A Preview Of This Weekend’s “Meet The Press” On Which I Appear Sunday)
Chuck Todd joined me on the show today, and I will be joining him on the Meet The Press panel Sunday:
HH: I’m joined now by Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press. I’ll be joining on the panel on Sunday, and quite a panel it is with Tom Brokaw, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Joy Reid. Chuck Todd, I don’t want to spend too much time on this Donald Trump imbroglio in which I am, but what did you make of it?
CT: I’m not surprised by his struggles in the answers. I went through the same thing. I think what’s interesting is we know how he responds to these and I think what’s more interesting to me is how the other candidates are responding, Hugh. Three weeks ago when he was telling me he didn’t know he didn’t know – when I asked him where did you get military advice, and he says watched the shows. Other candidates didn’t pounce as much. They did behind the scenes, but they didn’t do it themselves. The difference with what happened with you is that other candidates have decided they can’t let this go anymore. Here’s an opportunity. Here’s an opening, and they’re going to go. Whether it works or not. I don’t know. One thing about Donald Trump is that he’s very good about almost adding to chaos, if you know by it?
CT: He messes up with you, so he quickly does three or four other shows and almost creates shiny, metal objects over there to distract everybody and you forget about the other controversies. He’s better at this than anyone I’ve ever seen before. Continue Reading