[See NewsBusters for more.] On Tuesday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, host Chuck Todd battled Indiana Sen. Mike Braun over the GOP's refusal to assist the Democrats in passing their agenda by raising the debt ceiling. According to Todd, the GOP is trying to "punish the American economy" with an "absurd" "game of chicken."
First, however, Todd tried the hypocrisy angle, "So the president -- President Trump's tax bill was a big mistake in your mind, then, right? Wasn't paid for, added to the deficit and so the debt -- so, you know, you would not support raising the debt ceiling to help pay for that, either?"