Todd made the point Sunday while challenging presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke’s vow to unite the American people.
“You aren’t the first candidate to say, ‘I’m going to bring this country together,’” Todd told O’Rourke (see the video above at :50). “The most recent Democratic president, a lot of people put their hope in the thought he was the answer that was going to do that. Why do you think that didn’t happen in Obama’s eight years?”
O’Rourke responded that Obama “worked incredibly hard to find common ground with Republicans and Democrats alike, took a message to the entire country. But I’ll say he was able to achieve a heck of a lot in those eight years.”
Twitter had a few bones to pick with Todd.
The night Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Congressional Republicans literally had a meeting and vowed to block his entire agenda but Chuck Todd doesn’t understand how a black man couldn’t solve the white mans racism. Jesus Christ you are dumb @chucktodd
— Shashana 🇺🇸 (@Shashana80sKid) March 17, 2019
Chuck Todd blaming Obama for America’s division is like blaming Jews for not working harder to get along with Nazis.
We literally have GOP on tape pledging to obstruct any moves made by Obama no matter what.
— Karen Bethany 🇺🇸🌏 (@Karen_Bethany_) March 17, 2019
Now that the legacy of Tim Russert and the credibility of Meet the Press has been destroyed, can Chuck Todd go now??? @NBCNews
— Janice (@3310jj) March 17, 2019