NBC's Chuck Todd asked guests Maureen Dowd and George Will to tell the difference of "our current political situation" and politics under then-President George H.W. Bush.
"I think in this era of covering white-collar crimes and porn stars and vulgarity, it's nice to look back to someone who's trying to represent decency and civility," Dowd said Wednesday. "And when they were planning his funeral in 2011 and he said to an aide, 'do you think that anyone will come?' And that modesty is such contrast to Trump's endless odyssey of narcissistic self-discovery."