NBC host Chuck Todd suggested on Sunday that the U.S. is divided politically because former President Barack Obama failed to “bring this country together.”
While speaking with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Meet the Press, Todd asked the 2020 contender about healing the country’s political divide.
“You aren’t the first candidate to say, ‘I’m going to bring this country together,'” Todd told O’Rourke. “The most recent Democratic president, a lot of people put their hope in him and thought he was the answer that was going to do that.”
“Why do you think that didn’t happen in Obama’s eight years?” the NBC host queried.
“I know that President Obama worked incredibly hard to find common ground with Republicans,” O’Rourke replied. “He was able to achieve a heck of a lot in those eight years.”
Watch the video below from NBC.
Donald Trump has repeatedly violated his oath of office and that’s reason enough for impeachment
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump put his hand on a Bible and took the presidential oath:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
In the almost two and a half years since that moment, Trump has willfully and repeatedly violated this promise.
Every day and every week bring more examples.
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