Fox News star Jesse Watters brutally mocked the sudden ouster of Chuck Todd from NBC News’ Meet the Press on Monday — and what he said quickly went viral.
Todd announced to viewers on Sunday that he would be departing his show for personal reasons over the summer, but would remain on NBC News as a political analyst.
“I have a personal announcement,” Todd told viewers on Sunday. “While today is not my final show, this is going to be my final summer here on Meet the Press… The key to the survival of any of these media entities including here at Meet the Press is for leaders not to overstay their welcome. I’d rather leave a little bit too soon than stay a tad bit too long.”
Watters couldn’t hold back and laid into Todd’s unceremonious departure.
“Chuck Todd thinks he’s leaving too soon!” Watters said through laughter. “Oh man, imagine if Chuck Todd’s guests came on this show. It would change the course of the country! ‘Hey, senator, why do you want men changing in your daughters’ locker rooms?’ ‘Mr. Secretary, do you drive an electric car?’ ‘Mr. President, why do you keep calling everybody racist?’”
He said Todd changed Meet the Press from a hard hitting show to a “safe space for the most powerful people in America.”
“Meet the Press used to cover what Chuck Todd today would call a conspiracy theory,” Watters said. He showed a Meet the Press clip of 2004 presidential candidates John Kerry and George W. Bush being asked about their membership in the secretive Skull & Bones society at Yale.
“Do you think Chuck would ask Kerry a secret society question?” he asked. “Chuck Todd doesn’t even know Hunter’s laptop is real.”
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