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Chuck Todd indirectly refers to former colleague Olbermann as 'somebody from the very far left' of the media world

Chuck Todd indirectly refers to former colleague Olbermann as 'somebody from the very far left' of the media world
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MSNBC anchor Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHHS secretary: Avoiding large gatherings 'a difficult message for all Western democracies' Trump bashes NBC ahead of town hall, adds it's 'a free hour on television' Chuck Todd indirectly refers to former colleague Olbermann as 'somebody from the very far left' of the media world MORE indirectly referred to former colleague Keith Olbermann as "somebody from the very far left in media world" on Tuesday after referencing a statement from Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMitt Romney did not vote for Trump in 2020 election Biden: Johnson should be 'ashamed' for suggesting family profited from their name The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by the Walton Family Foundation — Pope Francis expresses support for same-sex unions MORE (R-Utah) on the "vile" state of politics in 2020.

"[Romney] goes on to name-check a couple of people, somebody from the very far left in media world, and he called out Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo On The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Overnight Health Care: CDC expands definition of 'close contact' after COVID-19 report | GOP coronavirus bill blocked in Senate | OxyContin maker agrees to B settlement with Trump administration MORE for some of her actions," Todd, who hosts "Meet the Press" said before asking Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Pelosi, Mnuchin push stimulus talks forward, McConnell applies brakes Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Durbin signals he isn't interested in chairing Judiciary Committee MORE (D-Ill.) to respond to Romney's blistering statement.

Romney earlier Tuesday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE and Democrats for turning the nation’s political environment into a “hate-filled morass” amid a tense presidential race. 

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The Utah senator, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, also pointed out that Olbermann, a frequent critic of the president, called Trump a “terrorist.”

Olbermann recently said on his YouTube channel, which has 42,000 subscribers, that the “terrorist Trump,” must be "defeated, destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs, and Sean Hannitys, and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Gullianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society," prompting Romney's condemnation.

Earlier this week, Olbermann announced he was leaving ESPN again to focus on political commentary. His new show is named after a former "Countdown" segment, “The Worst Person in the World."

The 61-year-old was MSNBC's top-rated host from 2003-2011 as host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." He parted ways with the network in early 2012 and eventually signed with the now-defunct "Current TV."