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 ToddSanders knocks James Carville: 'I don't think he's terribly relevant to what happens in Congress right now' Portman: Pre-K, community college not 'typically' a government responsibility Yellen: 'Safest' thing to do is make sure infrastructure plan is paid for 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 RomneyThe American Rescue Plan was a step toward universal basic income Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Florida's restrictive voting bill signed into law 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 PelosiBiden to meet with 6 GOP senators next week Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report On The Money: Weekly jobless claims fall to 498K, hitting new post-lockdown low | House to advance appropriations bills in June, July MORE for some of her actions," Todd, who hosts "Meet the Press" said before asking Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinAmerica's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel On The Money: Incomes, consumer spending soared in March | Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package | Biden cancels some border wall construction MORE (D-Ill.) to respond to Romney's blistering statement.

Romney earlier Tuesday criticized President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE and Democrats for turning the nation’s political environment into a “hate-filled morass” amid a tense presidential race. 


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."