President Trump recently made headlines for calling NBC’s Chuck Todd a “sleeping son of a b*tch.” ““It’s 1999, I’m on ‘Meet the Press,’ a show now headed by ‘sleepy eyes Chuck Todd.’ He’s a sleeping son of a b*tch, I’ll tell you,” Trump said.
While Chuck Todd tried to laugh off the insult, apparently it really got under his skin. He showed extra malice while interviewing Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. However, no matter how hard Todd tried to slander Mnuchin, Mnuchin turned it around. Todd attacked Trump for his rhetoric, but Mnuchin had the best response.
“As you know, first of all, this president has created lots of news. OK? And there have been lots of misreporting on the president. What you should focus on is, we have had a great week of results. So this is a historic situation of the president meeting with North Korea with no preconditions on the United States side whatsoever as well as steel tariffs. This was a big week for our trade and economic policies. We have been focused on for the last year creating solid economic growth,” responded Mnuchin.
“Should we stop covering the campaign rallies? Do you think it’s a mistake to cover them, it doesn’t matter what he says? If we’re to dismiss everything he says at a campaign rally as I think you are trying to imply, then are you saying we shouldn’t cover these things?” asked Todd.
“No, you are putting words in my mouth. I wasn’t saying you should dismiss that whatsoever. You should obviously carry them because these are important moments for the president. This is news. What I’m trying to say is, I’m focused on the policies,” said Mnuchin. Check out the video below.