WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed President Trump’s stump speech personal attacks as merely “funny” campaign cracks.
At a rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, Trump unleashed a long list of insults against fellow Americans, while quieting the crowd when they were about to boo North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
He repeated an oft-used taunt of Sen. Elizabeth Warren , calling her “Pocahontas,” dismissed Rep. Maxine Waters as “a very low IQ individual,” threw shade at Oprah Winfrey (“I know her weakness”) and slammed NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd as a “sleeping son of a bitch.”
Mnuchin appeared on Todd’s show Sunday morning and was asked how he will explain these presidential attacks to his children.
“These are campaign rally issues,” Mnuchin said.
Mnuchin said he’ll tell his kids about the policies Trump is undertaking to protect the United States and its economy.
“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 said.
Todd wasn’t amused. “Yeah, they were hilarious,” he said before ending the interview.