Brokaw: Trump Has Touched A Huge Nerve That None Of Us Can Explain, Quite Honestly

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NBC's Tom Brokaw talks about the appeal of Donald Trump and how the media cannot explain the nerve he has touched. "H's willing to pull a pin on the grenade and roll it into the tent and frag the entire Republican establishment," Brokaw told NBC's Chuck Todd.

"The reason he's doing well is because people like the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader are chastising him. They don't have a lot of standing out there, quite honestly. And what people are reacting to in Donald Trump is he's willing to pull a pin on the grenade and roll it into the tent and frag the entire Republican establishment," Brokaw said Tuesday on MSNBC.

"Anybody can do what he did over this past weekend, in which he couldn't deny that he -- he got it all fouled up, he had a bad ear piece, therefore he was wrong about what was going on with the Ku Klux Klan, the kinds of antics we've seen on the stage. He has touched a huge nerve that none of us could explain, quite honestly," Brokaw said during Super Tuesday coverage on the cable news network.

Brokaw also said Rubio didn't have as much credibility in his holster as he thought he did when he turned "attack dog" against Trump.

"I think the problem for Rubio quite honestly was what kind of mojo did he have going into that. What kind of credibility did he have going out there? He's been beaten up for the past two weeks, how seriously were they taking him when he suddenly became an attack dog? Because you've got to have cred with you when you do that. And I'm not sure he had as much in his holster as he might have thought he did," Brokaw said about Rubio.

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