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In a possible attempt to give flailing Democrats some positive spin after a couple of difficult weeks, NBC political director and Meet the Press moderator, Chuck Todd appeared on Sunday Today to insist President Trump was “sabotaging” his own reelection efforts. On top of that, Todd argued that the President was quaking in his boots by the idea he could be competing against former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Following a question from fill-in host and White House correspondent Kristen Welker regarding the President tweeting about cases the Justice Department was overseeing, Todd could barely organize his thoughts be for suggesting Trump was damaging his reelection chanced. “Well, I mean, I think it is going to be – I – I— you look at this and as a – in a normal political environment you would say, ‘this seems to be, he is sabotaging himself,’” he stumbled.
“I mean, if you think about where he was, the week of the impeachment acquittal, the economy surging, you know, another big day, big week of Wall Street that week. He had the Gallup poll for the first time getting him within a point of 50 percent approval. The Democrats in this knife fight right now for the Democratic nomination, having this ideological fight,” he added.
What Todd failed to mention was that the boost in approval was aided by a five-point jump in support from independent voters. Despite that fact, Todd suggested that Trump’s behavior was turning off the “middle.”