NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday corrected Hugh Hewitt after the conservative radio host suggested that only members of the media have been critical of President Donald Trump's attitude about the Russian government.
During a panel discussion on Meet the Press, Hewitt argued that "the American media is trying to infuse Donald Trump with a sort of willful blindness he doesn’t demonstrate" toward Russia.
"Whoa!" Todd interrupted. "What the heck are you talking about with the media? This isn't the media. This is John McCain, this is Mark Warner. These are serious officials on both sides. This is not the media. This is such a cop-out. I'm tired of that."
According to Hewitt, whose MSNBC show was recently cancelled, the media "tries to make Trump" seem unprepared for his summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin.
"It's not the media that's saying this!" Todd exclaimed. "It's people inside the White House, Hugh."