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After boasting about the “deluge” of anti-Trump books (7) published in the last 10 days (with more to come ahead of the election), NBC political director and moderator of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd was worried. He was concerned that the media were losing their “power” to “shame” President Trump and politicians as a whole.
Turning to the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg to talk about his magazine’s new anti-Trump book, The American Crisis (set to be released), Todd declared that his guest spoke for “all of the media” on how “we all underestimated how to cover this President and how to cover his mischaracterizations and lies.”
“Yeah, well, I mean, I think – um – we’re not – we weren’t, at least, trained for such a novel kind of approach to truth and to populism, and even to these authoritarian impulses that you see,” Goldberg bumbled through his response.
Continuing to stumble his way through what he was trying to say, Goldberg argued that Trump lied like no other president or politician in history, and suggested it took a long time for the media to call him a liar.