NBC’s Chuck Todd has been up close and personal with our grotesque President-Elect Donald Trump, and he has learned some very strange things about The Donald.
Chuck recently appeared on Politico’s podcast “Off Message” to share some things about Trump that you probably didn’t know.
For instance, Trump pays closest attention to the visual aspect of his interviews, and even frequently watches footage of his interviews with the sound off. Explained Chuck, “I have interviewed him multiple times. The amount of times he spends after the interview is over with the sound off. He wants to see what it all looked like. He will watch the whole thing on mute. He thinks this way, and look, it’s an important insight in just understanding him. The visual stuff is very real beyond just himself.”
Todd went on to relate one thing that Trump does…or rather doesn’t do…that drives him up a wall. Said Todd, “Do you know what? I’ve never seen him laugh. I challenge somebody to find him laughing, and that person has yet to find an example, in my opinion. He’ll smile, but he smiles appropriately. Watch him at the Al Smith dinner [the roast in New York City in October] … He doesn’t really laugh. He looks for others to laugh. It is just weird.” He also addressed Trump’s “daddy issues,” which are extra troubling given that Trump’s father Fred was allegedly a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Said Chuck, “Look, he’s not the first president to have daddy issues. There’s nothing like a parental issue to add a chip.” Do you think Trump is unstable?