President Donald Trump took a HUGE swipe at NBC News political director Chuck Todd on at a rally in in Pennsylvania on Saturday night to support a GOP congressional candidate before the state’s special election — harking back to an old insult directed at the Meet the Press host.
Trump on Chuck Todd: “He’s a sleeping son of a bitch.” pic.twitter.com/tyjyvsinrL
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 11, 2018
Trump mentioned Todd, who now hosts NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in mentioning a 1999 appearance on the show in which he spoke about needing to “take out” North Korea.
“A show now headed by ‘Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd,’” Trump said. “He’s a sleeping son of a bitch.”
The Hill Reports,
Trump spoke in Moon Township, Pennsylvania at a campaign rally in support of Rick Saccone, the Republican candidate facing a tough race in a special election.
Trump laid into other new networks during his remarks, saying that CNN has worse ratings than Fox News and harshly criticizing NBC and MSNBC.
Trump’s remarks came just hours after he tweeted criticism of the media’s coverage of his North Korea meeting, saying the press went from being “startled” and “amazed” to saying “so what, who cares” the following morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018