Chuck Todd Criticizes Barack Obama For Failing To Unite The Nation

The “Meet the Press” host appeared to blame America's divisiveness on the last president.

Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd blamed former president Barack Obama for failing to unite the nation, days after the suspected gunman in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 50 people wrote in his manifesto that he took inspiration from Donald Trump

Todd made the point Sunday while challenging presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s vow to unite the American people. 

“You aren’t the first candidate to say, ‘I’m going to bring this country together,’” Todd told O’Rourke (watch the video above at 0:50). “The most recent Democratic president, a lot of people put their hope in the thought he was the answer that was going to do that. Why do you think that didn’t happen in Obama’s eight years?” 

O’Rourke responded that Obama “worked incredibly hard to find common ground with Republicans and Democrats alike, took a message to the entire country. But I’ll say he was able to achieve a heck of a lot in those eight years.”

Twitter had some bones to pick with Todd.