Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Trump Just Likes Funny Names, Says Mnuchin In Defense Of Rally Vulgarities

Trump Just Likes Funny Names, Says Mnuchin In Defense Of Rally Vulgarities

Still, "it creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that", he said.

"A show now headed by 'Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd, '" Trump said Saturday.

Todd joked about the reference on Twitter, using it to remind viewers to tune in Sunday and turn their clocks ahead.

The president's train of thought began with North Korea, a topic he'd been asked about on Meet the Press almost 20 years ago: "Did you ever see the story where, it's 1999, I'm on Meet the Press, a show now headed by sleepy eyes Chuck Todd", Trump said. "I don't allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president".

Todd recalled that Trump pledged "to do things differently, disrupt Washington, make the establishment insane, make the media angry" - which is 'why he went after his favorite targets in the media'. Todd pressed. "If it doesn't matter what he says there, if we're to dismiss everything he says at a campaign rally as I think you're trying to imply, then are you saying we shouldn't cover these things?"

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During a raucous campaign-style rally Saturday evening for a Republican congressional candidate, Trump told the fired-up crowd he had always been tough on North Korea and raised an interview he did on "Meet the Press" in 1999 as proof while taunting the show's current host.

"You know he likes to put names on people", Mnuchin added. He did that through the entire presidential election, including all the Republicans that he beat.

But Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, also appearing on Todd's show, brushed off Trump's vulgar language, including his description of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, the ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, as a "low IQ" person. "So these are campaign rally issues". "That is at a campaign rally".

Todd never directly mentioned the President's comments about him. "He is using these vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally. And the president likes making amusing names", he added, in reference to the president referring to Maxine Waters as "a very low-IQ individual".

"There's no question these sanctions are working and that's what brought them to the table", Mnuchin said.

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