Quantcast
Connect with us

Chuck Todd: Trump has ‘daddy issues’ and never laughs, ever

Published

on

NBC’s Chuck Todd joined Politico’s podcast series “Off Message” for a revealing conversation about President-elect Donald Trump in which he shared some insights on Trump’s behavior. He explained the president-elect’s close attention to how his interviews appear visually, as reported by the Hill.

Todd commented on Trump’s habit of watching his finished interviews with the sound off because “he wants to see what it all looked like.” The “Meet the Press” host has interviewed the president-elect on various occasions.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said, “He will watch the whole thing on mute. He thinks this way, and look, it’s an important insight in just understanding him. The visual stuff is very real beyond just himself.”

The Hill reports that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes wrote about this as part of his process for choosing TV personalities — watching prospective personalities for 10 minutes without sound. Imagery is important, according to Politico, and Trump’s attention to his visual appearance was politically effective.

Todd also spoke to Trump’s “daddy issues” in the podcast. “Look, he’s not the first president to have daddy issues,” he said. “There’s nothing like a parental issue to add a chip … My name is Chuck Todd and I have a chip on my shoulder about my dad … Everybody has the chip.”

Last fall, a report revealed that Trump’s late father, Fred may have been associated with the Ku Klux Klan. The New York Times reported in 1927 that he was arrested at a Klan rally in Queens, according to the Guardian. Trump defended his father, however, suggesting that “there were no charges.”

Todd also opened up to Politico about the one thing that bugs him most about Trump — he doesn’t laugh and it drives Todd “crazy.” He said, “Do you know what? I’ve never seen him laugh.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“He’ll smile, but he smiles appropriately. Watch him at the Al Smith dinner [the roast in New York City in October] … He doesn’t really laugh. He looks for others to laugh. It is just weird.”

You can listen to the full podcast here.

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Rick Wilson buries Pam Bondi for ‘laughable and shallow’ impeachment defense designed to dazzle Trump

Published

on

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Republican campaign consultant Rick Wilson leveled former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for her defense of Donald Trump on Monday -- which turned into a diatribe against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Speaking with host Willie Geist, Wilson also brought up accusations os political corruption against Bondi who dropped a Florida state lawsuit against Trump before he became president after a PAC associated with her received a substantial political donation.

"This is also one of the great master fantasies of the Trump campaign, make Hunter Biden a major issue in the 2020 election and Pam Bondi played to one audience. and that was Fox and Trump that's all they cared about," he explained. "That's all they were trying to accomplish, and, look, she goes way back with Donald Trump; left office under a cloud when she left the office of attorney general in Florida, because she had taken basically a $25,000 bribe from Donald Trump about Trump University and drop the lawsuit in Florida."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

MSNBC’s Morning Joe uncorks hilarious rant against ‘confederacy of dunces’ defending Trump from impeachment

Published

on

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough breathlessly ranted, as his co-hosts cracked up with laughter, against the "confederacy of dunces" defending President Donald Trump from impeachment.

The "Morning Joe" host mocked the hours-long parade of attorneys -- including Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi -- offering specious legal arguments to defend the president at his Senate impeachment trial.

"You had a confederacy of dunces defending him in impeachment," Scarborough said. "Their arguments were absolutely stunning."

The defense team painted Rudy Giuliani as a minor player in the Ukraine scheme, although multiple witnesses have described him as the hub of the operation, and Starr, the lead investigator in Bill Clinton's impeachment, bemoaned the "age of impeachment."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Mitch McConnell targeted by new group that plans to take him down — and anyone who supports him: report

Published

on

According to an exclusive report from Axios, a new group has been formed with the express purpose of making sure that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is ousted in the 2020 election with a plan to also go after his closest allies.

The report states that "a new independent expenditure group called Fix Our Senate will launch on Tuesday to go after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, " declaring, "McConnell is already the least popular politician in America — now, we’re going to shine a light on McConnell and every ally who supports him."

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image