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After completely ignoring previous polls that showed President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis getting majority support, NBC political director Chuck Todd used a portion of Sunday’s Meet the Press to whine that a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had found the President’s approval rating was unmoved from a year ago, despite his impeachment and the pandemic.
“Now think about what's happened, guys. We had an impeachment and a pandemic. So, an impeachment and a pandemic has happened in between April of '19 and April of 2020 and the President's job ratings are46 percent approve, 51 percent disapprove,” he announced complete with a dramatic pause before the reveal.
Turning to NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander, Todd whined that “obviously, the durable nature of the President at times knows no bounds. A pandemic, an impeachment, nothing seems to break through there.” And in his question to Alexander, Todd suggested the President seemed ready to wash his hands of the crisis.
Of course, Alexander agreed with his host’s premise and suggested the problem was that we had an extraordinarily selfish President that had to deal with a problem facing the populous.