Meet the Press host Chuck Todd plays the false equivalency game when it comes to the divisive, racist and hateful rhetoric we've been hearing from Donald Trump on the campaign trail.
July 10, 2016

In an insane twist and manipulation, Chuck Todd tries to somehow convince himself and his viewers that Hillary Clinton is just as racist and divisive as Donald "I hate Muslims, Mexicans, women, disabled people, etc" Trump.

REALLY? Is this how our press accurately reports the news now? By patently lying. Not even a little bit, but flat out lying? How big of a check did the tiny fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon slip to Chuck Todd to push this false narrative?

Here is the ridiculous exchange:

CHUCK TODD: Let me go to the larger issue here, though, that I am concerned about, which is: Is this Presidential campaign and are these two presidential candidates suited to meet the moment that's necessary? Senator Corker, you know the rhetoric on the campaign trail has been heated and it's been divisive. The country believes both candidates are polarizing for various reasons and different reasons. I'm going to start with you. Senator Corker, how does Donald Trump make the case that he can unify this country and heal these wounds? And then, I'll ask Senator Booker to make the case on the other side.

SENATOR BOB CORKER: Look, I think both of the candidates, their challenge over the coming weeks is to show that they can do that. I think there is going to be a sincere effort within the Trump campaign to do so. My guess is the same thing will be happening in the Clinton campaign.

There is no question, put this campaign aside, look, the conversation in America has been way divisional. It's not been appropriate, it's been that way for some time. And it adds to this. But let's get back to it again. You know, the mayor of a city is where most of this occurs. And I'm not in any way criticizing what happened in Dallas, but it's those local efforts that actually bring people together.

Trump is going to do a 180 and unify us? Pigs will fly first. This is laughable.

CHUCK TODD: Senator Booker, let me ask it to you this way, though, about Hillary Clinton, can she be a president that helps with racial reconciliation in a better way than President Obama?

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: So let me just say this, we have to all understand we have a country with deep reservoirs of love. We are good people. We are well intentioned people. And when called upon, we rise to an occasion. This is such an occasion. And I'm going to be very blunt. I've watched in pain when I see a presidential candidate, all of our words matter, whether you're a citizen of a presidential candidate, words matter.

And this is a time where we need courageous empathy, where we need undeterred love. And so, when I hear a presidential candidate like Donald Trump gratuitously demeaning women, demeaning Muslims, demeaning Latinos at a time where our country needs reconciliation, we need people that bind our wounds and build bridges across out cachesims. To see someone so callously stoking hate and fear and inflaming divide, this is not the person to be president of the United States, I believe ever, but definitely not at a time when we need a healer, a reconciler and somebody to remind us that as a nation, our differences matter.

CHUCK TODD: All right.

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: But our country matters more.

CHUCK TODD: Senator Booker, I understand you made the case against Mr. Trump, but how does Hillary Clinton, who is almost as polarizing and as divisive, how does she make the case that she's the candidate here for reconciliation?

SENATOR BOOKER: I patently disagree with you on issues of race and religious diversity that she is in any way polarizing. If anything, I've watched her in black communities and white communities and even after this tragedy, put forth the spirit of America, which is an understanding that as our founders said in the Declaration of Independence, this is a time we need to mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. And she has manifested that on issues of race, of religion, of gender diversity. She is someone that can build our bridges and far more than the alternative.

CHUCK TODD: All right.

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: Someone who is injecting more divisiveness in this country through his rhetoric, through his affiliations.


SENATOR CORY BOOKER: And actually, refusal to even denounce patent racists.

CHUCK TODD: Senator Corker, Senator Booker, I'm going to leave it there. I thank you both for coming on together. Hopefully, we can make this a habit again on Meet the Press. Appreciate it.

Chuck Todd, feeding the Trump machine of lies, misinformation, smoke and mirrors.

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