MSNBC's Chuck Todd tears into Trump's war on the press: 'It's nothing less than a war on the truth'
Chuck Todd (Photo: Screen capture)

NBC's moderator of "Meet the Press" took umbrage at the Donald Trump administration's ongoing battle with CNN.

"I'm obsessed with the White House's war on the press and on media," NBC News political director Chuck Todd explained. "Let's be clear about this, that war is nothing less than a war on the truth."

"Of course the White House attacks, delegitimize the media to create running room for it's version of events," Todd explained. "White House is not above using anonymous sources to criticize the use of anonymous sources."

Todd then played video of White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashing out against CNN.

“There’s a video circulating now, whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know, but I would encourage everyone in this room and frankly everybody across the country to take a look at it," Sanders advised. "I think if it is accurate, it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism."

"Excuse me?" Todd said, raising his voice. "I don't know whether it is accurate or not, but go take a look at it because it disgraces you?"