Chuck Todd did something both he and other mainstream journalists rarely do, challenge Republicans. Todd was forceful and insistent as he accused the Trump administration of gaslighting.
Chuck Todd challenges VP Mike Pence
Chuck Todd started the sub-segment by appeasing Mike Pence a bit to make him comfortable with the direction of the questioning.
“You have gone out of the way since you have been appointed to this to try to keep this from getting politicized,” Todd said. “But I want to play for you what some of your allies had said about the coronavirus. Here is including the president's son and the RNC chair.”
“None of this seems to match the facts,” Todd said. “What facts are there that the Democrats are doing this? Seems like people are asking questions. And they are concerned about the virus. This implies some sort of political motivation which is kind of gross.”