President Donald Trump's alleged interview on Sunday "Get to know the press" blows – but not for reasons that Chuck Todd or NBC would like.
At numerous times during the interview, Todd let Trump out with obvious lies and gas light. Todd also asked some softball questions for the president, like, "Do you think you're more successful in business or presidency?" And "Are you talking to any of the former presidents?"
Trump's interview with Todd comes at the end of a week that began with the incidental interview with Trump by George Stephanopoulos, as well as an episode from Sean Hanady's Fox News show almost entirely on a phone call. Although there were a number of news moments during the interview met with Pres Todd was widely criticized for dealing with an NBC star who has become a president who has made little of a housekeeping industry beats his former business partner . New York University Journalist Professor Jay Rosen said that the interview was not a "public discourse," and compared the procedures with "eating English sentences in carving," while London University political scientist Brian Klaas criticized Todd for seeming unprepared for the lies of Trump.
There was no push from Chuck Todd for Trump's lie. It is so important when you interview Trump to have the least good knowledge of his frequent lies. They are low-hanging fruit. Good preparation means you can come back in real time, which is essential. Todd's approach to Trump was certainly more rival than Hannith's, but that does not say much. t Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) t The overall interview serves as a better illustration of what should not be done when interviewing Trump than anything else.
Todd let Trembe out, assuming that the mass conspiracy to vote for the voters would cost him the vote in 2016
an interview with Todd to pass an idea he has repeatedly mentioned, as Hillary Clinton is which received approximately 3 million more votes than in 2016 – may have lost popular vote, but has been the victim of mass fraud with voters. I think it was – I mean, I will say something that is again controversial, "Trump said. "There were many voices I do not believe. I look to California. … Take a look at the court watch, look at their settlement where California has allowed up to one million votes. "
Chuck Todd:" You did not like the fact that you lost your popular vote. Is not it like that? "
But there is no evidence that in California in 2016 California suffered large-scale frauds with voters. The "trump", called "settlement," requires Los Angeles to remove a large number of inactive voters from its voter lists, but there is no indication that one of them is throwing illegal ballots.
The first impetus of this theory of conspiracy was at the time of her inauguration. , which means that Todd had enough opportunities to come prepared. But instead of rejecting Trump, the host quickly asked him who Democrat would want to run in 2020
Todd let Trump blame Obama for his own inhuman policies
voter fraud was not the only time Todd let the president to go with false allegations that he can easily expose him. Trump also avoided questions about worrying new reports on poor conditions Migrant children stood in camps near the border trying to blame former President Barack Obama. "President Obama built the cells. Do you remember when they said I built them? Trump asked, diverting Todd's questions. "Separation, President Obama, I took the break. I am the one who gathered it. What happened, however, are the cartels and all these bad people, they use the children. They are, they are almost like slavery. "
WATCH: Trump says administration is doing" fantastic job "at the border
Chuck Todd:" Why should the political debate hurt these children? "President Trump:" If Democrats change asylum laws … everything will be decided immediately But they refuse " pic.twitter.com/fU1EeDbQW0
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But as I explained on Friday, Trump has no one to blame for division of families and poor attitudes towards the children of migrants, but of themselves. threatened children or before they were convicted, while the Trump administration has introduced a "zero tolerance" policy that has led to family breaks just because they have crossed the border. Ants detention centers do not currently have soap and are forced to live in overcrowded conditions – it's absurd. Todd, however, seems to have given Trump a prerequisite and asked, "Are two mistakes right?" but on Twitter on Twitter later publishes a twitter that triumphes Trump's lie.
(Later published second twit noting that Trump's statement is false.)
Todd's questioning on healthcare also left much to be desired. He allowed Trump to escape with the statement that Republicans "will always protect the existing conditions," although the legislation that Republicans came to a Senate vote in the absence of approval in 2017 would deprive millions of people of the existing conditions. Todd also incorrectly describes a lawsuit that the Trump administration is currently pursuing to remove the entire Accessibility Care Act.
The Trump administration is currently being tried to throw the entire ACS out of the courts, but for some reason "press replies" to a lawsuit that "can get rid of covering pre-existing conditions." Strange, millions of people in Medicaid are never mentioned. 19659010] Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 23, 2019
Todd also allowed Trump to slip out with the words that he was " "before the 2003 invasion, despite the presence of Trump's recording of support for Howard Stern's showdown in 2002. On the Iranian crisis, Trump found a solution that surely sounded much like a nuclear deal he unilaterally take out. "I think they want to negotiate. And I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear. Look, they will not have a nuclear weapon, "Trump said," but Todd did not notice the connection.
The big problem is that Todd treated Trump as a normal president. It was not the only area he lacked in an interview with the president. Some of his choices to ask questions are not only
Instead of asking Trump about the mass raids to deport, which he suddenly announced by chirping in the beginning of last week, his attacks on the press – including the employer of Todd, NBC – or his pressing on a number of other serious issues, the last segment of "Get to Know the Press" showed a series of questions Todd asked the president for his presidential library.
When asked if he thought of his presidential library, Trump's first proposal was that it might be one of its properties. It's certainly understandable Todd and NBC would like to show some lighter moments than the interview with Trump. But this is the president who characterizes the work of the network as " the biggest enemy of our country ," NBC FAKE NEWS and " a common joke ". Trump has repeatedly humiliated Todd personally as "" Sleepy Eyes "and has come to the point that he supposes that NBC's broadcast license has to be revoked .
But on Sunday, Todd not only treated him as a normal president but also benefited from doubt. As a result, viewers may have gotten out of confusion about voters' frauds or about the differences between how Obama and Trump relate to immigrants. And though this may be Trump's goal, journalism should be to ensure clarity.
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