Chuck Todd: Trump Gets New Media Unlike Cooking Bacon with Machine Gun Stunt

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd slammed Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while complimenting Donald Trump on his new media savvy campaign so far.

Todd said, “I always thought there would be a candidate that would understand the new way the media works, which is all on, all accessible, at all times, to anybody, whether you’re dealing with NBC news or Gawker, or TMZ or Fox News, whoever it is. And this idea of all accessibility at all times, which is what millennials certainly expect. I don’t think any of us would think Donald Trump would be that candidate that figured that out first, but he did. And I think that that should be the lesson other campaigns are taking away from this, which is, you know what, there’s a feeling of accessibility with Trump, he doesn’t shy away from anything. He will communicate on multiple platforms. The other candidates hire a political strategist to help them communicate on all platforms. You don’t get the sense that Trump is doing that. That adds to the authenticity of him.”

Host Andrea Mitchell then took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz for his new video where he cooks bacon by firing a machine gun, saying,”I’m not sure it’s cooking bacon on a gun, either.”

Todd agreed saying, “Some of it is too stuntish. You’re trying too hard. There’s something about Trump’s way of doing it, well, it’s really him.”

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