NBC Analyst says the Problem with Trump is “He Doesn’t Play by Set of Rules”


On Wednesday’s episode of Morning Joe on MSNBC the panel was discussing Donald Trump’s entrance into the GOP nomination race when veteran political analyst Chuck Todd explained the underlying problem with Donald Trump.

 

This is the problem with Trump. He doesn’t play by a set of rules. And this is why campaigns complain to folks like me off the record but they don’t have the guts to criticize him on the record because they know he’s kind of a media bully. You know what I mean? He doesn’t — he plays by his own set of rules. He’ll say whatever. He’ll go on any platform to say it.”

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“I don’t want to see the Republican primary race or any presidential race turn into a three-ring circus and us, you know, sitting there going isn’t this great? And look at the shiny metal objects. It’s not fair to what is the strongest Republican party presidential field in 36 years.”

 Todd added later that, “I feel bad for the rest of the Republican field. Behind the scenes you have a party apparatus, you have candidates who hope that he doesn’t run, who basically are treating him like the skunk at the garden party. And you know, if he’s standing there on stage next to the next Republican nominee and they have to answer for things that he said … I think it’s a potential to embarrass the future nominee, having him on stage.”

 

Those are some very tough words from one of the most important media commentators out there.

 

 

CHUCK TODD: This is the problem with Trump. He doesn’t play by a set of rules. And this is why campaigns complain to folks like me off the record but they don’t have the guts to criticize him on the record because they know he’s kind of a media bully. You know what I mean? He doesn’t — he plays by his own set of rules. He’ll say whatever. He’ll go on any platform to say it. And that’s why I say, look, we’ve all — 


trump overcombMIKA BRZEZINSKI: Is that a media bully or someone who, you know, doesn’t —

TODD: We all have a responsibility here I think to say, you know, has he earned his way on this stage? I mean, again, we’re four years removed from the ridiculous spectacle of birtherism.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Chuck Todd. Ben Carson is at the top of the polls. I don’t hear you, like, you know — wearing sack cloth and ashes about Ben Carson.

TODD: The guy is legitimately trying to run for president. I think he’s got — putting out an actual agenda, doing policy speeches. Look, if this is what Trump does and he spends the next three months going after —

SCARBOROUGH: Wait. Wait. Ben Carson keeps comparing America to Nazi Germany, Chuck.

TODD: And I think it’s something that —

SCARBOROUGH: I think your outrage is a bit focused on Donald Trump.

TODD: Well, look, I don’t want to see the Republican primary race or any presidential race turn into a three-ring circus and us, you know, sitting there going isn’t this great? And look at the shiny metal objects. It’s not fair to what is the strongest Republican party presidential field in 36 years.

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