NBC’s Chuck Todd spoke with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about President Trump’s recent visit to a Pennsylvania campaign rally where he used his typical rhetoric to smash Democrats, but apparently, Todd took Trump’s words too close to heart, reports CNS News.
“I’m on ‘Meet the Press,’ a show now headed by sleepy-eyes Chuck Todd, he’s a sleeping son of a bitch, I tell you,” the president told a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
When Todd played parts of Trump’s speech he decided to leave that one out, but after he played other portions of Trump’s speech he then asks Munchin what parents are supposed to tell their kids:
“Look, final question for you,” Todd told Mnuchin. “Many people including myself, raise their kids to respect the office of the presidency and the president of the United States. When he uses vulgarity to talk about individuals, what are they supposed to tell their kids?” Todd asked.
“Well, again, I’ll be with my kids this morning, and I’ll be focused on them, on what the president is doing to protect the United States, its citizens, and more importantly, its economy,” Mnuchin said.
Todd then goes ahead and does what every liberal news network and liberal journalist does and spin words to fit their liberal narrative.
Todd followed up: “So, he’s not a moral — don’t worry about his values, don’t worry about him as a role model?”
“I never said that whatsoever,” Mnuchin responded. “So, I don’t know why you’re putting these words in what I’m trying to say. OK? So, again, I am very comfortable with what we’re doing, OK? And again, I think you’re trying to take this out of perspective, and implying something I’m not saying.”
“Fair enough,” Todd said, “but…what are you supposed to say when he’s using these vulgarities, to kids?”
“Again, I think you should be focused on what the policies are. He’s using these vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally and, obviously, there were a lot of funny moments on that rally,” Mnuchin says trying to get back to the point.
“Yes, they were hilarious,” Todd said sarcastically.
Todd particularly wanted to point out Trump’s comments on Rep. Maxine Waters who has constantly yelled for Trump’s resignation, after he called her a “low-IQ individual.”
“If somebody on your staff referred to her that way in public, as a low IQ person, would that person still be on your staff?” Todd asked Mnuchin.
Mnuchin replied that Trump likes to “put names on people,” and it’s all part of a campaign rally.
“So you’re saying that’s acceptable behavior for the rest of the administration too?” Todd asked.
“Again, Chuck, this is something that is at a campaign rally. And the president likes making funny names,” Mnuchin said.
Essentially it was Todd’s chance to try to get Mnuchin to say something bad about President Trump, but the secretary clearly saw through that and didn’t play into the liberal networks hand.