President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

By Nick Massella Comment

After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions.

First up: NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.

“I’m going to start with somebody I guess is now a big cheese, he’s moved on,” Obama quipped, referring to Todd’s new role as moderator of “Meet the Press.¬†Todd will vacate his role as the NBC White House lead when he takes over “MTP” on September 7.