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Taking a breather from blaming the country’s division solely on right-leaning Americans and railing against moderate female Republican senators who had issues with the Democratic impeachment managers, NBC political director Chuck Todd took time during Sunday’s Meet the Press to share his dread for what President Trump would say if the Senate acquitted him.
“So, what's acquittal going to look like,” he fearfully asked Hoover Institute research fellow Lanhee Chen. “Mike Braun, Lanhee, wants to have people believe or maybe he wants to believe that somehow the President is going to have learned something here. That feels like, okay, fool me once, fool me twice, fool me three, at what point do you start counting?”
Chen argued that “There are no teachable moments in this process. No one is learning anything. The President is not learning anything. Democrats are not learning anything.” He then took the Band-Aid approach with Todd and told him: “President is going to get acquitted. That's going to be it.”
But Todd could not get over it and repeated the question to NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker. “What's he going to do with acquittal,” he asked. Before Welker could begin to answer him, he shared his fear. “He already has—He’s at the Super Bowl ad. I'm sure he's going to -- God only knows what he's going to say in that if he gets acquitted.”