Bernie will get it right this time.
Via The Hill:
NBC’s Chuck Todd unloaded on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday, with the “Meet the Press” host asking how the potential 2020 presidential candidate can run the country if he “can’t manage” his own campaign.
The comments from Todd come after female staffers on Sanders’s 2016 campaign have issued a series of sexual harassment allegations against top male campaign staffers, leading the senator to apologize on Thursday.
On “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC on Thursday, Todd played a clip of a recent interview between Anderson Cooper and Sanders, with the CNN anchor asking if Sanders was aware of the allegations at the time.
“Just to be clear, you seem to indicate that you did not know at the time about the allegations, is that correct?” asked Cooper in the Jan. 2 interview.
“Yes, I was a little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case,” replied Sanders.
Todd took exception to the senator’s answer while responding to the clip, asking if it could “derail his chances of another presidential bid.
“Boy, is that is a tough answer to defend because of course, if you are running to be the president of the United States, if you can’t manage a campaign, how do you manage the country … That’s a tough answer to defend.”