Chuck Todd Presses WH Official: How Does Ad Calling Dems ‘Accomplices to Potential Murders’ Help?


Chuck Todd confronted White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short over the Trump campaign ad yesterday saying Democrats will be “complicit in every murder” committed by illegal immigrants if they “stand in our way.”

“Tell me how that helps negotiations today,” Todd said. “You’re calling Democrats accomplices to potential murders.”

Short said the ad came from an outside group, but Todd asked, “Donald J. Trump for President is an outside group?”

Short said people should look at the “basis of that ad” and the threat the White House is trying to address on the matter.

But Todd asked again, “Is that the way to treat opponents?… Is that ad helpful to you today?”

Short pointed to how it helps “raise awareness” and defended the “data” behind the ad.

Watch above, via NBC.

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