Kurtz: Trump's Attack on Todd 'A Mistake' - 'Undignified,' 'Not a Good Look'

It appears Trump was responding to a tweet from Todd on Saturday afternoon directly replying to the president's calls of fake news

Now, do I think the president of the United States ought to be calling a reporter a "son of a bitch"?

"You know he likes to put names on people, he did that through the entire presidential election.so these are campaign rally issues. this is something that is at a campaign rally and the president likes making amusing names", he told Todd on Sunday during his spot on 'Meet the Press, ' when asked about Trump's reference to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as a "low IQ individual" during the Saturday rally.

"When he uses vulgarity to talk about individuals", he continued, "what are they supposed to tell their kids?"

He was being interviewed a day after the president told an audience in Pittsburgh that "sleepy-eyes Chuck Todd" is a 'sleeping son of a b****'. I know folks may be exhausted in the morning due to springing forward, so set those clocks and DVRs now before your eyes get too sleepy. "I sort of have the military rule in my house: You don't speak ill of the sitting president".

"Yes, that's what I said", he added for emphasis.

Todd acknowledged Saturday that Trump was trying to bait him-"make the establishment insane, make the media angry".

"And the irony here, as I reported in [my book] 'Media Madness, ' President Trump actually has a relationship with Chuck Todd", Kurtz added.

Kurtz said, "I say that that was a mistake". He did that through the entire presidential election, including all the Republicans that he beat. "That is at a campaign rally".

Trump, who will be running for the Oval Office in 2020, also announced the slogan of his campaign during the rally. Todd interrupted. "Don't worry about him as a role model?" "And the president likes making amusing names".

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

"But just to be cursing him I think is not a good look for the president", he said.

"Yeah", Todd noted, "they were hilarious".

If it wasn't crystal clear already, President Donald Trump's roaring rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night underscored the fact that, more than a year into the job, Trump has no interest in leaving behind the vulgar insults or biting attacks on the free press that defined his 2016 Republican campaign.

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