NBC’s Todd: Biden Like Rodney Dangerfield, He Can’t Get Any Respect

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, anchor Chuck Todd did his latest installment of “poor Joe Biden” where Todd whines about how poorly or unfairly Biden is being treated by the American people or the media. This time however, Todd believes Biden is being abused by his own party. 

Turning to panelist and former Obama administration Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson, Todd cried about how “Joe Biden is really upset, he feels he’s being disrespected.” 

Todd pouted that Biden “feels as if the party has never really—there is a little bit of Rodney Dangerfield in him. They’ve never really given me respect, they did not want me to run in ’15 and look at what happened in ‘16 and they didn’t want me to run in ’20 and look what happened, I actually won. Now they don’t want me to run in ’24.” After that temper tantrum, Todd asked “does he have a point?” 

 

 

Johnson responded “in a sense, yes.” He admitted that he doesn’t “know that Joe Biden has definitively made up his mind to run in 2024.” But added his “advice would be unconventional. If you are not running, make that announcement sooner rather than later. Even before the midterms.” 

He reasoned that “it gives others the opportunity to prepare and to get organized for 2024.”

Turning to NBC capitol hill correspondent Ali Vitali, Todd asked “where is most of this hand wringing about Biden coming from?” Adding that “I don’t sense it coming from congress, I sense it comes from governors and maybe those who want to run for President.” 

Vitali replied that “there is some consternation around the idea that Biden came in saying he would restore institutional norms” adding “there is this feeling like you promised me it would be normal and this doesn’t feel like a normal that I want to accept so certainly we are post normal in whatever sense that that means.”

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NBC’s Meet the Press
July 3, 2022
11:25:59 a.m. Eastern

CHUCK TODD: All right, let me switch a little bit to this issue of Joe Biden, Jeh, I will take you a first crack. Joe Biden is really upset, he feels he’s being disrespected. He feels as if the party has never really—there is a little bit of Rodney Dangerfield in him. They’ve never really given me respect, they did not want me to run in ’15 and look at what happened in ‘16 and they didn’t want me to run in ’20 and look what happened, I actually won. Now they don’t want me to run in ’24, does he have a point?

JEH JOHNSON: In a sense, yes I don’t know that and this is just instinct. I don’t know that Joe Biden has definitively made up his mind to run in 2024. I’m sure at some point he’s gonna have that conversation with his family. My advice would be unconventional. 

If you are not running, make that announcement sooner rather than later. Even before the midterms.

TODD: It opens the floodgates that’s for sure. 

JOHNSON: It gives others the opportunity to prepare and to get organized for 2024 do the opposite of what Donald Trump’s going to do, which is to keep us all in suspense until the last minute. 

TODD: Ali, where is most of this hand wringing about Biden coming from? I don’t sense it coming from congress, I sense it comes from governors and maybe  those who want to run for President.  

ALI VITALI: But of course it would, right? I also do think there is some consternation around the idea that Biden came in saying he would restore institutional norms, and maybe it’s because we are going through the January 6 hearings and maybe its because the economy looks the way that it does, there is this feeling like you promised me it would be normal and this doesn’t feel like a normal that I want to accept so certainly we are post normal in whatever sense that that means.

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