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‘You’re Putting Words In My Mouth’ — Mnuchin Stops Chuck Todd In His Tracks

Justin Caruso Senior Media Reporter

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday in the wake of President Trump going after host Chuck Todd.

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“I wasn’t at the campaign rally, as you know,” Mnuchin said. “But again, don’t take these campaign rallies and focus them on that’s what it is.”

“Should we stop covering the campaign rallies? Do you think it’s a mistake then for us to cover them at all, that it doesn’t matter what he says?” Todd asked. “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?”

“No, you’re putting words in my mouth,” Mnuchin responded. “I wasn’t in any way saying you should dismiss that whatsoever, and you should obviously carry them, because these are important moments for the president, and this is news. What I’m trying to say is, I’m focused on the policies. The policies have created results. We’ve had more results in the last year on both foreign policy and domestic matters. So, what we should be focused on and what I came to talk about were the president’s policies.”

Trump referred to Chuck Todd as “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd” at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. He further called him a “sleeping son of a bitch.” (RELATED: Trump Calls Chuck Todd A ‘Son Of A B**ch’ [VIDEO])

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