NBC’s Chuck Todd Fears Trump ‘Over-Hyped’ Strong Economy

‘There’s a sense of where you over-hype something, and there were so many times in those remarks that it felt over-hyped in how he was talking about the economy’

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NBC’s Chuck Todd Fears Trump ‘Over-Hyped’ Strong Economy (NewsBusters)

Seconds after President Trump concluded a White House address on Friday rightfully touting strong economic growth, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd joined NBC live special coverage to immediately throw cold water on the news and accuse the president of having “over-hyped” the 4.1% increase in the gross domestic product.

Anchoring the special report, Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie emphasized negative headlines for the president: “A good economic story to tell, the president wants to highlight it amidst, obviously, the Russia investigation and facing the midterm elections as well.” Todd sneered: “You know, Savannah, you can tell there was sort of an urgency in the president’s voice that bordered on – of almost pulling a muscle trying to pat yourself on the back.”

Like her, he touted:

He was – you could feel that he knows there’s all these other headlines out there that are not good,especially this morning involving Michael Cohen, involving the Russia investigation. Frankly, even on the economic front, he got a lot of grief about trade from even fellow Republicans while traveling in the Midwest.

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