NBC's Andrea Mitchell Compares Trump to Gangster 'Godfather'

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[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks broke into regular programming on Wednesday with live coverage of the release of the Ukraine phone call transcript. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell offered the most hyperbolic response, comparing Donald Trump to a gangster “godfather” making an obvious threat. She also exonerated Joe Biden as simply “following the policy.” CBS, on the other hand, offered a surprise. Liberal This Morning co-host Gayle King wondered if this was all a “big bowl of nothing.” On NBC, Mitchell connected, “The president of Ukraine, a small country, beleaguered by Russia, congressionally mandated weapons, $400 million are withheld just days before this call. Then the call takes place.” She declared, “People have analogized this kind of conversation to when, you know, a godfather would say, you know, 'I want you to do something,' everyone knows what is involved here.” 

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