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Chuck Todd: 'Debate Was The Most Abnormal Event I've Ever Witnessed'

Poor Chuck Todd was gobsmacked at the 90-minute debacle called a debate.

Chuck Todd pulled national NBC News commentator duty tonight, and so the nation's eyes turned to him, post-debate, at which time he offered some highly unusual (for Chuck Todd) commentary. It was almost complimentary of Hillary Clinton.

"This was the most abnormal event I've ever witnessed," Todd marveled. "This was not a normal political debate."

"Let's not sit here and pretend we saw something that was a quadrennial occasion here. This was as surreal as some thought it might be," he continued.

But alas, all good things must come to an end, and Chuck just had to lay some smack on Clinton.

"Hillary Clinton was at times even, you could argue overprepared in her opening statement. She must have had 15 policy proposals within that two minutes," he said, as if that were a bad thing.

Speaking of Trump he concluded, "That was the same Donald Trump. Very reactive. He was filled with emotion. He had a couple of decent moments at the top. but there were times where i didn't get the point he was making."

If I might step in and help Chuck here for a moment. Let's stipulate that he had no point to make. He pulled out pieces of his stump rants -- they aren't speeches, after all -- and he aimed the spew at Clinton.

He didn't answer any of the questions. He was at times incoherent. He was sniffly. He was belligerent and squirmy like a kindergartner who has to go to the bathroom.

So yes, it was quite abnormal, and wasn't like a debate, mostly because when an actual debate happens, both sides actually have something to say. In this case, Clinton came armed with facts and policy, and Trump just relied on being Trump.

Now let's imagine how that plays in an international negotiation or with the Congress, shall we?

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