June 3, 2019
Perhaps driven by an obsessive belief in the collusion delusion, NBC political director Chuck Todd spent Sunday declaring that President Trump was “interfering” with British politics and trying to help get former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson elected prime minister. Meanwhile, Todd had either defended or ignored President’s Obama’s efforts to get his preferred leaders and policies voted in around the globe.
The conspiracy theories started on Sunday Today after NBC White House correspondent Mike Viqueira insisted Trump “ignited controversy” in an interview with British newspaper The Sun “when he appeared to favor former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s bid to be the next prime minister of Great Britain.”
“Well, I like him. I’ve always liked him. I don’t know he’s going to be chosen, but I think he’s a very – a very good guy,” Trump said. The NBC reporter then hyped British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s response: “President Trump’s attempt to decide who will be Britain’s next PM is an entirely unacceptable interference in our democracy.”
Of course, NBC refused to mention Corbyn’s own ongoing controversies with his past anti-Semitic remarks. Failing to mention and pushback against anti-Semitism from political allies has become a disturbing trendfrom NBC.
Viqueira was also excited by the idea that President Trump would have to face 250,000 protesters (which showed up during his last visit) and a giant balloon shaped in his likeness wearing a diaper.
Seemingly to rebuke Viqueira, host Willie Geist noted that “The President, in fairness, was asked a direct question about Boris Johnson, which he answered by saying he’s ‘a very good guy’.” But that gave way to Todd decrying Trump’s outspokenness:
Yeah, you know, the President and diplomatic guardrails are things that don’t go together in the Trump-era. So, every other president is briefed and told don’t weigh in on another country’s political debate. But that’s not Donald Trump. He’s going to, shall we say, interfere in another country’s election.
This article was posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00 am