"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd was once again the recipient of a furious backlash on Sunday after he opened his show by asserting President Joe Biden is in the midst of a "political crisis" at the same time Americans are receiving much-needed stimulus checks and COVID-19 vaccinations rates are exceeding the administration's promises.
Standing in front of a screen showing immigrants at the southern border, Todd stated, "It's fair to call the deteriorating situation at the U.S.-Mexican border a crisis, even if the Biden administration refuses to use that word."
He then added, "But it's more than that. It's a political crisis for the new president with no easy way out."
That set off critics of the NBC host, of which there are more than a few, with calls to fire Todd -- once again.
You can see some responses below:
Chuck todd continues to be terrible. And non-contextual. https://t.co/RTZeoUdnRe— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien) 1616336027.0
@MeetThePress No: it is NOT 'fair'. 4 years of incompetence and inhumanity. And 2 months in, it is now the 'Biden c… https://t.co/c5bYFLAlBV— Sabine Ludowigs (@Sabine Ludowigs) 1616333217.0
This is truly disgusting. Fire Chuck Todd. https://t.co/evZy0D7mTF— Tom Watson (@Tom Watson) 1616335795.0
@jackhutton @MeetThePress Agreed. Todd keeps referring to @POTUS as Mr. Biden, as if they're pals. And he keeps… https://t.co/wTJTpvDM6H— DaneDame (@DaneDame) 1616339044.0
@MeetThePress Hi Chuck, remember when you didn’t stay on the story of children in cages? That was two months ago. A… https://t.co/kpyvciCbEl— Pablo 😷 The Grate (@Pablo 😷 The Grate) 1616333436.0
@gilbertjasono @MeetThePress Why won’t Biden call chuck todd a crisis— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC) 1616336745.0
@MeetThePress Stop it, Chuck. The border has always been a ‘crisis’ if that’s how you want to describe the humanit… https://t.co/R5YkpgLeKa— Liz Brocious (@Liz Brocious) 1616338142.0
@MeetThePress @chucktodd Come on, MSNBC. Time to ditch @chucktodd.— orgfarmer (@orgfarmer) 1616339189.0
@MeetThePress Oh to have to have the catfood-brain and unjustified confidence of Chuck Todd.— KareBearScare (@KareBearScare) 1616336740.0
@MeetThePress What you are missing @chucktodd is that Biden is going to quietly, competently, and permanently addre… https://t.co/Zvas4vZYJ3— Catherine Patterson ⚖️😷🐝 (@Catherine Patterson ⚖️😷🐝) 1616339869.0
@MeetThePress Chuck Todd is why I don't watch Meet the Press or any show he appears in.— Occam's Epilady 🍑🌊 (@Occam's Epilady 🍑🌊) 1616339515.0
@MeetThePress @chucktodd Chuck Todd is unwatchable because of horseshit like this— NorahBrink (@NorahBrink) 1616339299.0
.@chucktodd really soft sells GOP’s actual agenda, says conservatives want nothing more than border wall and some m… https://t.co/0VwYNPPMYt— Joe Sudbay (@Joe Sudbay) 1616335941.0
@jamisonfoser @MeetThePress A crisis with no solution. Someone should rewrite “how do you solve a problem like Maria” for him.— Rohit (@Rohit) 1616339694.0
@MeetThePress Always using the Republican talking points. The epitome of both sides “journalism.”— Lynn R Schrader (@Lynn R Schrader) 1616334795.0
@MeetThePress Bad ratings and less revenue = manufacturing a crisis after the President has been in office for two… https://t.co/Jh6wkrGBAh— Dianne8675309 🇺🇲 (@Dianne8675309 🇺🇲) 1616338020.0
@MeetThePress Now do homelessness and climate change also problems Joe didn't cause in 60 days— funnylibrarian (@funnylibrarian) 1616333860.0
I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I watched one of the Sunday morning shows on the major networks. I mean… https://t.co/yFukiWKXaH— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1616335423.0
@MeetThePress All I needed to know is that Chuck Todd is the cause of the problem and that's ALL I need to know. C… https://t.co/IUANIDFF34— A💫New🚀Era (@A💫New🚀Era) 1616334839.0
@MeetThePress #FireChuckTodd— Uh huh (@Uh huh) 1616337222.0