President Obama’s Thursday press conference had barely ended when NBC, acting with speed of NBC Sports, posted an instant replay of the president lauding Chuck Todd, who is moving from the White House briefing room into the hosts chair at Meet the Press.

“Obama to Chuck Todd: You're a 'Big Cheese’ Now," read their post to go along with video of Obama's comments.

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