Chuck Todd Responds To Trump Calling Him A ‘Son Of A Bitch’ During A Rally: He’s ‘A Challenge To All Parents’

President Trump spent his Saturday night performing at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania (for GOP congressional candidate Rick Saccone) because, hey, why not. In doing so, POTUS announced his 2020 campaign slogan as “Keep America Great” and went off script on countless subjects, including North Korea. It was at that moment that he spoke of his 1999 Meet the Press appearance while declaring that the show was now hosted by “sleepy-eyes Chuck Todd.” Trump added, “He’s a sleeping son of a bitch.” Todd responded on Sunday, but late Saturday night, he alluded to the insult by asking Meet the Press viewers to set their DVRs “before your eyes get too sleepy.”

Indeed, Todd was awake bright and early on Sunday. Prior to his usual hosting duties, he appeared on D.C.’s NBC 4 station, where he addressed the matter not as a personal insult but in terms of Trump’s behavior presenting a bad example for children and a tough clean-up for parents:

“I bring my kids up to respect the office of the presidency and the President. I don’t allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president. It creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that.”

Also at the rally, Trump declared that he’d “love to beat Oprah” in the 2020 election, despite her insistence that she’s not running. He also promised to build the fabled Wall and enthusiastically called for capital punishment of drug dealers. “I don’t think we should play games,” he announced. “These people are killing our kids and they’re killing our families and we have to do something.”

(Via Washington Post, CNN & NBC News)