Chuck Todd hits Pence for using media as 'crutch'

NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday accused Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceStephen Miller's uncle says he donated to pro-refugee group as wedding 'gift' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Trump's 'two steps forward, one step backward' strategy with China MORE of using the media as a "crutch" when faced with criticism. 

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Todd, on "Meet the Press," asked the vice president-elect about a deal the Trump administration made with Carrier, suggesting it is an example of the government intervening in the private sector. 

"Well, first off, let's remember now more than a thousand Hoosiers have certainty in their jobs and in their futures going into this Christmas season because of the leadership of Donald Trump," Pence replied. 

Pence called Todd's question an example of "the glass-is-half-empty tendency of many in the media." 

"No, it's not about the media," Todd replied. "Hitting the media is always a crutch for you guys. This is not about the media."