Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney smacked MSNBC host Chuck Todd into silence over the weekend for allowing such vile politicization of the tragic weekend shootings on the liberal broadcast.
During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mulvaney tore into Todd for allowing his guests to imply that President Donald Trump was somehow responsible for the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday.
Mulvaney ripped Todd into silence for the show’s nasty coverage:
Chuck, before I answer that, let me say this because I’ve been sitting here listening to this show. I heard the tail end of [Senator Cory] Booker’s thing, I heard most of the panel and I, I know this is a political show, but the level of rhetoric in the last twenty minutes, I hope someone else is bothered by it other than me. I mean, we’ve moved straight past any sympathy at all for the victims, straight past going into what caused this and trying to figure out who’s to blame.
Mulvaney then slammed the network guests for saying the Trump administration supports white nationalism:
“If a person, if a member of this administration who someone on your panel, I couldn’t see their faces, called out today as a white national – if that person gets injured today, is the person on your panel responsible? I am really, really disappointed at the level of rhetoric.”
When Todd sat in silence, Mulvaney continued his verbal beat down on the MSNBC host:
“Do we have white supremacists who are crazy and nuts and dangerous? Yes we do. But my goodness, gracious, I’m really stunned how quickly we’ve moved to politics this morning.”
Completely disregarding everything Mulvaney said, Todd snarkily asked: “So you don’t accept the fact the President’s rhetoric has been a contributing factor at all?”
Mulvaney fired back:
“I blame the people who pulled the trigger, Chuck. Goodness gracious, is someone really blaming the President? Why aren’t we trying to figure out a way to bring the nation together this morning as opposed to saying, ‘You know what, it’s the President’s fault’?”
After Todd tried a third time to suggest Trump’s rhetoric is to blame for the shootings, Mulvaney delivered one more final knock-out punch.
After the fiery interview concluded, Mulvaney reiterated: “I just can’t believe we’re immediately today, five hours after the shooting, moving to these, these types of discussions.”
Without any shame, Todd and his panel desperately tried to imply that Trump was to blame, in part, for the two deadly shootings over the weekend.
But Mulvaney was not going to let them get away with pushing reckless and completely false comments about the president.
Source: Politico Usa News