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Fresh off of touting the simplicity of the Democratic impeachment narrative against President Trump earlier that morning, NBC political director Chuck Todd took to Meet the Press and pushed former defense secretary, General James Mattis to attack the President. The retired General refused to acquiesce to Todd’s prodding and declared it was “the worst time, I think, for military people to step out like that.”
In the pre-recorded interview, Todd’s pressing for political declarations started with a question about one of the liberal media’s oldest obsessions: Russia. “Are you concerned that while the country speaks with one voice on a governmental level when it comes to Russia that the political leader is not?”
“Yeah, I won't make political assessments right now. The military job is to protect this experiment. This America. And the American people will decide who the political leaders will be. I have a lot of faith the American people will be represented by the right political leaders,” Mattis declined to answer.
As a follow-up, Todd pointed out how the media had been demanding Mattis speak out against the President for a long time. He even read headlines to his guest and asked how he would handle getting subpoenaed by Democrats in an investigation.