NBC's Chuck Todd, who is running a "Meet the Press" film festival this weekend, says news executives are going to have to discuss before the 2020 election the extent to which President Donald Trump will dominate their coverage.
Trump has proven, both in his 2016 campaign and presidency, the ability to crowd other stories out of the news. He's been great for the television news business: Fox News Channel and MSNBC are routinely two of the most-watched cable networks each week.
But with the likelihood that Trump will keep up a running commentary on the Democrats' nomination process — he's already assigned a derisive nickname to one potential challenger — journalists will have to consider how much attention should be paid to it, said Todd, moderator of the 71-year-old Sunday public affairs show.
"As a sitting president, he's going to disrupt things in a way we're not used to seeing a sitting president do," he said.