President Trump was back on the campaign trail to help fellow Republican Rick Saccone gain some publicity and possibly some additional votes. Trump spoke on the topics of “fake news,” and his 2020 campaign. He also wasted little to no time calling out one journalist in particular who seemed to upset the president with one of his tweets.
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Trump and NBC’s Chuck Todd have been at odds since Saturday afternoon. The president tweeted: “In the first hours after hearing that North Korea’s leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled and amazed,” Trump tweeted. “They couldn’t believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE. They said so what, who cares!”
Todd retorted back stating, “Even using the loose set of parameters he sometimes uses to call something a “fact” or “fake” doesn’t apply on this,’ the Todd wrote. “Now if he replaced “press” with “some West Wing staff”, there’d be some truth in this.”
Trump used the platform provided in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, to lambast Todd. “It’s 1999 I’m on Meet the Press, a show now headed by ‘Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd,'” the president said. “He’s a sleeping son of a b***h.”
Todd took his newly dubbed name and ran with it in stride. “Don’t miss @MeetThePress tomorrow! I know folks may be tired in the morning due to springing forward, so set those clocks and DVRs now before your eyes get too sleepy.”
Trump spoke on these topics during a campaign rally for Saccone who is vying against Democrat Conor Lamb for the district’s vacant house seat, the Daily Mail reported.
According to CNN, the president announced that his 2020 campaign slogan will be “Keep America great!” To close out the rally, Trump spoke on the imminent meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un.
“Obama would not have done it, neither would Bush, neither would Clinton, all they did was nothing,” Trump said. “This should’ve been handled over the last 30 years, not now.”