Chuck Todd: Obama Should Have Given this Address After Paris Attacks
Chuck Todd: Obama Should Have Given This Address After Paris Attacks (RealClearPolitics)
NBC's Chuck Todd previewed President Obama's address to the nation on the threat from the Islamic State on Sunday night, saying the president should have given this speech after the Paris terror attacks.
Todd also predicted the president would tell the American public, "don't take this out on Muslim Americans."
CHUCK TODD: Let me tell you this is a speech that arguably he should have given a few days after the Paris attacks. But now with San Bernardino on top of Paris, you have an American public that is very anxious. The concern about security is palpable. It's out there. Just look at last Friday, black Friday and the record-breaking amount of background checks in the gun database. People are feeling insecure in their own homes.
The purpose of this speech is for the president to try to reassure the public that the government is on top of this, that the government is trying to do everything it can to prevent ISIS-inspired attacks here on the homeland. And at the same time, expect the president to spend a lot of time trying to tell the American public don't take this out on Muslim Americans. So you're going to hear a little bit on that. You might also hear a little bit on gun control, but don't expect a lot.