Chuck Todd, the political director at NBC News, has claimed during Saturday’s NBC Nightly News that the presidential race is “over” with Donald Trump losing over Hillary Clinton. He goes on to say that the Republicans can now only minimize Trump’s damage and further cites Republicans to which he had spoken.
“Right now you have every Republican now deciding it’s every Republican for themselves,” Todd states but then goes on somewhat contradicting himself that the party’s only hope is to save itself, the Senate majority and the House majority. “Every Republican I’ve talked to that isn’t in Trump Tower has essentially said the presidential race is over.”
The 2005 live mic disaster has proved to be yet another hurdle the Republican Party and the Trump Campaign must deal with. Todd told the Today show that Trump’s comments about groping women are unrecoverable, and could destroy the Republican Party. However, at no point did Todd cite polling data or any information supporting his claim.
Chuck Todd seems to be basing his comments on his own analysis, reported at the top of the news hour. He even went on MSNBC earlier in the day and touted his belief that the GOP nominee had “lost the moral authority to lead.” Todd seems to be missing the two valid and authentic apologies that Trump made on Friday.
Todd did not compare Trump’s unfortunate comments to Bill Clinton’s conduct during his time in office. Hillary Clinton seems to have no problem flipping that coin and often enabling by attacking women who accused of her horn-dog husband of sexual misconduct.
Several prominent Republicans are distancing themselves from Trump and others have withdrawn their support. Many Republicans remember the debacle with Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment regarding a question on abortion. Democrats likened Akin to all Republican in races across the country.
I thought the media would wait until election day around noon to declare Hillary the winner. Now we have this.