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The last time Chuck Todd made a point, he botched it by weirdly claiming he doesn’t see a liberal bias in the media. What a strange few words to connect. This time around, Todd made the country think with his commentary. While on Today, Todd claimed that former President Donald Trump is helping Democrats by staying in the news.
Here are Todd’s comments:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 26, 2021
“[Trump] the single greatest asset the Democratic Party has right now,” Todd said. “Without Donald Trump in the way, I think the Democratic Party’s problems would be a bit more in the spotlight, if you will.”
Todd isn’t wrong.
Biden is failing on all fronts, namely at the border. The media can’t defend Biden anymore. There is nothing to support. The border is a disaster, gas prices are cringe-worthy, the man can’t speak, he never takes questions, and his vaccine mandate aimed at employers is ludicrous. So the media will criticize Biden –and they have, there was no other choice. However, CNN and the rest of the crew will only do so if there is not another topic in the news. And, of course, Trump can’t stop providing a topic or two.
Unlike past former presidents, Trump isn’t going away. Each rally, TV interview, and released statement halts the news cycle as producers gather together to see how they can spin Trump’s comments negatively. Moreover, Trump makes it easy.
On Saturday, Trump said that Democrat Stacey Abrams “might be better” than Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican governor. Trump remains upset with Kemp after he refused to assist Trump in overturning Georgia’s election results in 2020. Thus, media outlets made Trump’s pettiness and failed efforts to overturn the election the story on Monday.
Trump gave the press a handout at a consequential time. It allowed the outlets to waste time on his comments, instead of Biden’s lie that border patrol officials whipped Haitian migrants. And Biden did lie.
So it comes down to whether Trump feels he must stay in the conversation to win in 2024, assuming he plans on running for president. Bill O’Reilly, who knows Trump as well as anyone in the media, says Trump does, indeed, think he needs to hold onto relevancy ahead of 2024. Yet that’s a questionable approach.
Trump’s base is not leaving him. He has them locked in for 2024. In addition, humans naturally miss people more when they are gone. Therefore, voters on the fence are more likely to realize Trump was better than Biden after he’s out of the spotlight a bit than following a rally in 2021.
“Donald Trump is a huge asset right now to the Democratic Party and President Biden,” Chuck Todd concludes.
I don’t know if “huge” is the correct word. But Trump isn’t hurting the Democratic Party and President Biden by staying in the news. Let Biden self-destruct with the most eyeballs possible. A betting man would wager such an outcome.