EXCLUSIVE: Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin tells @chucktodd that President Trump's vulgarities and attacks on the press are less important than policy, and should be seen in the context of a "campaign rally" #MTP pic.twitter.com/EDckehvZxi
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As you may have heard, President Donald Trump unleashed on NBC News host Chuck Todd during his free-wheeling, off-the-rails campaign rally last night. Calling Todd “Sleepy Eyes,” the president added that the Meet the Press host is a “sleepy son of a bitch.”
During today’s broadcast of MTP, Todd didn’t specifically mention the insult tossed his way in his interview with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Instead, he asked Mnuchin how he felt about Trump’s vulgar comments at his rallies and whether he felt the president was a role model to children.
“Many people, including myself, raise their kids to respect the office of the presidency and the President of the United States,” the anchor stated. “When he uses vulgarity to talk about individuals, what are they supposed to tell their kids?”
“Again, I will be with my kids this morning and I will focus on what the president is doing to protect the United States, its citizens,” Mnuchin told Todd.
Todd interjected, asking Mnuchin if folks should not be concerned with morals or the comments coming from the president. The Treasury chief accused Todd of putting words in his mouth while saying he is “very comfortable” with what the administration is doing.
“Fair enough,” the MTP anchor responded. “What do you — what are you supposed to say when he is using these vulgarities, to kids?”
“Again, I think you should be focused on the policies,” Mnuchin said. “He is using these in the context of a campaign rally. Obviously, there were a lot of funny moments at that rally.”
“They were hilarious,” Todd deadpanned, ending the interview with Mnuchin.
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