NBC's Chuck Todd didn't appreciate Trump's profane put-down. Neither did Betsy DeVos

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NBC's Chuck Todd didn't appreciate Trump's profane put-down. Neither did Betsy DeVos

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?"

Mnuchin also argued the press should pay less attention to Trump's rally speeches and more attention to his policies, such as his announcement on tariffs last week.

The commentary from the "Media Buzz" host comes after Trump took aim at Todd during a raucous rally Saturday night ahead of a crucial special house election in Pennsylvania's 18th District. "So these are campaign rally issues". He accused all of Todd's Trump stories of being "negative" and containing a "false accusation or implication".

Flake, who has hinted he might challenge Trump in 2020, said: "We had a record number of journalists being jailed overseas, some on false news charges, echoing the phrases that he uses".

"Many people including myself raise their kids to respect the office of the presidency", Todd said, clearly perturbed by Trump's assessment of him. "And I'll be focusing them on what the president is doing to protect the United States, it's citizens". "And they showed it this morning, 1999, and I'm talking about North Korea, 'You gotta take them out now'".

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"I'll be with my kids this morning", Mnuchin noted.

"Chuck, you know I've been with the president in campaigns", Mnuchin said. But just to kind of call names, You know, Tom Brokaw got on the Twitter and said, '[Really] classy. 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".

"What are you supposed to say when he's using these vulgarities to kids?"

In true Trump fashion, the USA president didn't hold back on his feelings about Todd during a Saturday rally in Pennsylvania, where he was campaigning for state lawmaker Rick Saccone. Trump believed, according to Todd, the fact that he hosted The Apprentice on the same network meant that he was entitled to favorable treatment from Todd.

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

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