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On Sunday, NBC’s Meet The Press will air an interview with President Donald Trump, conducted by the network’s political director, Chuck Todd. While Todd’s interviews with 2020 Democratic contenders have consisted largely of challenges from the left interspersed with the odd softball, Trump is unlikely to receive the same friendly treatment.
When interviewing Democratic candidates, Todd has looked more like a fellow Democrat in the midst of a policy discussion than a member of the press holding a politician to account. For example, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received the following question during the March 17 edition of Meet The Press: “How important do you think it is for the Democratic Party to make sure they nominate somebody that isn’t a white male?”
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On April 7, Todd gently chastised South Bend, IN Mayor Buttigieg for permitting Immigration and Customs officials to operate in his city: “I know it’s illegal to be a sanctuary city in Indiana, but Gary [another Indiana city] has pushed the envelope; why haven’t you?”
He later invited Buttigieg to opine that the Supreme Court...
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