"If you want tell me who's the leader of the Democratic Party right now, I'd like to know," Todd told CNBC's "Squawk Box," the morning after the historic election, in which Trump defied expectations and beat Clinton.
Todd said he does not believe Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, vice presidential running mate of Clinton, would emerge in that role. "It's going to be a whole lot of factions."
"Every conversation a lot of us thought the Republicans would be having this morning, it is the Democratic Party that's going to have that this morning," Todd said.
"There's a rising progressive wing," he said, rooted in an "I-told-you-so from Bernie Sanders."
Todd also explained how Trump won the presidency, saying millennials and African-Americans didn't turnout enough in the Rust Belt states to help counter the surge in rural voters.