Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday wasn’t concerned about kids hearing Donald Trump’s “vulgarities” at the rally in Pennsylvania while stumping for Rick Saccone (R), and instead, told host Chuck Todd that children should be focusing on White House policy. Even though Trump lashed out at CNN, MSNBC, and NBC’s Chuck Todd, calling him a “sleeping son of a bitch,” Mnuchin said that the so-called president “believes in freedom of the press.”
“I think you should be focused on what the policies are. He’s using these vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally, and obviously, there were a lot of funny moments on that rally,” Mnuchin told Todd on “Meet the Press,” after the host asked what he’s supposed to say when Trump was using the vulgarities in front of children.
“Many people including myself raise their kids to respect the office of the presidency,” Todd said. “When he uses vulgarity to talk about individuals, what are they supposed to tell their kids?”
“I’ll be with my kids this morning,” Mnuchin said. “And I’ll be focusing them on what the president is doing to protect the United States, its citizens.”
“So don’t worry about his values?” Todd shot back. “Don’t worry about him as a role model?”
“I’ve never said that,” Mnuchin insisted. “I don’t know why you are putting these words in what I’m trying to say.”
“What are you supposed to say to kids?” Todd pressed on.
“Again, I think you should be focused on what the policies are,” Mnuchin said. “He’s using those vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally. And obviously, there were a lot of funny moments on that rally.”
“Yeah, they were hilarious,” Todd said.
EXCLUSIVE: Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin tells @chucktodd that President Trump’s vulgarities and attacks on the press are less important than policy, and should be seen in the context of a “campaign rally” #MTP pic.twitter.com/EDckehvZxi
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) March 11, 2018
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