Chuck Todd: 'I Bring My Kids Up to Respect the President'

Mnuchin reacted by saying he would be with his children that morning, adding: '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'.

He went on to say that although he tries to raise his children "to respect the office of the presidency and the president", Trump "creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that".

Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz on Monday described President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE calling Chuck Todd "a sleeping son of a bitch" as vulgar and "not a good look for the president". A few seconds later, Mnuchin tells him, "I think you should be focused on what the policies are".

Todd isn't the only person to object to Trump's use of objectionable language during his speech.

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Todd acknowledged Saturday that Trump was trying to bait him-"make the establishment insane, make the media angry". He said that while it's fair game for Trump to publicly criticize Todd, it's not acceptable for the president to call him a "son of a b**ch".

The Meet the Press host also told Politico that Trump used to call him up whine about Todd's coverage.

"You should obviously carry them", Mnuchin said. But just to kind of call names, You know, Tom Brokaw got on the Twitter and said, '[Really] classy. He did that throughout the entire presidential election. "So these are campaign rally issues". "That is at 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". "He's using those vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally". "He's using those vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally, and obviously there were a lot of amusing moments on that rally".

'Yes, they were hilarious, ' an unimpressed Todd concluded.

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