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Rahm Emanuel Says D.C. Is Denying Oxygen To Chuck Todd's Brain

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"Wow," Todd responded.

"No, I mean, your debate reflects what happens in Washington, which is you really miss what's going on in the ground," Emanuel said.

Later, when Todd tried to pivot to discussing the Illinois gubernatorial race and the new GOP nominee, Bruce Rauner, he circled back to the ding.

"Let me move to a couple of political questions, since I'm in the thin air of charter schools," Todd said.

"No, no, you're in the thin air of Washington," Emanuel said.