Trump calls NBC's Chuck Todd 'a sleeping son of a b----'

  • President Donald Trump raged against the media in a speech in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
  • He slammed "Sleepy-Eyes Chuck Todd" and called him "a sleeping son of a b----."
  • He also went after "Fake as hell CNN" for its coverage of his decision to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

President Donald Trump lashed out at some of his favorite targets in the media during a speech in Pennsylvania on Saturday, calling out NBC's Chuck Todd in particular.

Trump mentioned a 1999 appearance he made on NBC's "Meet the Press," which he noted is "a show now headed by Sleepy-Eyes Chuck Todd."

"He is a sleeping son of a b----, I'll tell you," Trump added.

Trump was in Pennsylvania to stump for GOP special election candidate Rick Saccone, but only mentioned him in passing. Instead, Trump spent much of the speech railing against his enemies and touting his accomplishments.

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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 10, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 10, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - MARCH 10: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at the Atlantic Aviation Hanger on March 10, 2018 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The president made a visit in a bid to gain support for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone who is running for 18th Congressional District in a seat vacated by Tim Murphy. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - MARCH 10: President Donald J. Trump with Rick Saccone speaks to supporters at the Atlantic Aviation Hanger on March 10, 2018 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The president made a visit in a bid to gain support for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone who is running for 18th Congressional District in a seat vacated by Tim Murphy. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - MARCH 10: President Donald J. Trump with Rick Saccone speaks to supporters at the Atlantic Aviation Hanger on March 10, 2018 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The president made a visit in a bid to gain support for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone who is running for 18th Congressional District in a seat vacated by Tim Murphy. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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He went after CNN, too, for its coverage of his recent decision to accept a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Fake as hell CNN. The worst. So fake," Trump said, as the crowd chanted "CNN sucks." He continued: "And their ratings are lousy by the way, and compared to Fox."

Trump added that "a certain anchor, female" had said on CNN that Trump "would go down as a truly great president if this happened." But Trump accused the network of changing its tune shortly afterward.

Trump also went on to lambast NBC over its handling of The Apprentice, which he noted that Martha Stewart and Arnold Schwarzenegger "failed" to host.

"NBC is perhaps worse than CNN, I have to tell you," Trump said.

Watch a clip of Trump's speech below:

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