Chuck Todd Perfectly Describes One of the Most Dangerous Aspects About Donald Trump (Video)

In case you missed it, Donald Trump held his first “press conference” today as president-elect. I use the term “press conference” very loosely because this train wreck was really nothing more than Trump picking and choosing what questions he wanted to answer, pushing more of his fictional propaganda, and trying to bully journalists (in particular, CNN) when they dared to asked him tough questions he didn’t want to answer.

While there’s plenty that could be said about this mess, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd summed it up best by pointing out one of the most dangerous aspects we face as a society with the rise of “president” Donald Trump.

“I was struck big picture-wise of how normal a circus is now to us,” Todd said. “This was a circus. We’ve never seen a president-elect, a transition, like we saw today. Where the press conference gets interrupted, you have a lawyer in here, the lawyer does half legal talk, half political spin.”

“So I am struck at how normal crazy looked to us today,” he added. “I mean, this was just a crazy scene. This is the norm of Donald Trump.”

Todd also went on to say that this “press conference” was nothing more than a show for his supporters, calling Trump a master at deflection by “answering” but not really answering the questions that are asked of him.

And he’s absolutely right.

One of the issues that scared me most about “president” Trump is my fear that he’s going to make crazy the new “normal.” That childish, infant-like behavior from people who are supposed to be professional adults representing this country is going to become acceptable. That we’ll be so desensitized to outlandish behavior that something we should all be shocked and appalled by will get overlooked because of just how absurd Trump’s behavior is.

If you watched President Obama’s farewell address, that was how a president should act.

Donald Trump is an absolute embarrassment. I am utterly ashamed that over 60 million people were stupid enough to vote for this buffoon.

We’re long past honest philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans on key political issues. We’re now at a point where it’s literally those who believe in and have a basic understanding of facts, science and adult professionalism vs. those who don’t. When I choose to engage with a Trump supporter, I don’t even bother trying to use facts to counter their bullshit — it’s absolutely pointless. What I do is try my best to make them defend the ridiculous nonsense they believe. It’s easy for them to regurgitate a talking point, or something they’ve read on a meme, but it’s much more difficult for them to actually use some sort of factually sourced information to support the lies they believe.

Does this tactic get me anywhere? To be honest, not usually. But it has at least made a few Trump supporters pause for a moment and think (maybe for the very first time) about some of the idiotic things they believe.

But this “press conference” today is exactly why I’ve said that we must fight every single day to make damn sure the outlandish circus that Donald Trump and his legions of brainwashed acolytes have thrust upon this country does not become normal. We have to do everything we can to let the rest of the world know that Trump and the fools who support him make up the minority of this country.

Watch Chuck Todd’s comments below via MSNBC by way of Raw Story:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • ajLOU

    One of the most depressing things about all of this is that years ago, people wanted extreme transparency. Examples of this were the wistleblowers that were encouraged to out information such as private citizens phone information being recorded. People were outraged! But now, those are the same people who believe that tr$#mp is some kind of miraculous savior for our country. They have given him tacit approval to withhold all his personal information, and allowed his rally cry to be: “I have the best information, I’m going to talk about it on Tuesday or Wednesday. Now, where was that information? because I follow politics and I never heard a thing. What happened to the voices of so many calling out for everything to be put out on the table for the people who elected this cockroach? He is attempting to silence (mostly) the press. I will be disappointed if the press, and I notice that it’s so far the men who grew up through huge changes, outing activities of the famous fearlessly, people like Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, and a small contingent who aren’t afraid of the President-elect. All of you have to remember what you owe to the public. This is what you signed up for! So please, don’t let this man destroy the idea that we all have the right to know who he is and what his plans are. Hold him accountable. Many of us are for the first time in our lives taking action, donating hard earned money, attending rallies, signing numerous petitions…please don’t let us down.

  • Sherry Williams

    Thank you, Chuck Todd. You got that all exactly right. I am glad t see some of the people I trust to say it like it really is are STILL doing that.

  • Vicki Staska Stephens

    Chuck…I’m counting on you to help save us all that didn’t vote for Trump!!!

  • RobietheCat

    Nope, Chuck Todd was over the top in his condemnation of Trump.

    With Youtube, you don’t need Chuck Todd to explain to you what you just saw.

    Todd has a bit of hysteria about him, realizing the old Media is dead.

  • Pingy

    Allen, if you were shocked like I was in that we’ve got 60 million people stupid enough to vote for Donald Trump, I fear what’s going to happen years down the road after his pick for Education Secretary does her dirty work. She has already stated that she won’t rule out taking away federal funding of public schools. I cannot imagine an America without public schools.Nothing could divide our nation more than that!