Chuck Todd jokes after Trump calls him 'sleepy-eyed' during rally

NBC host Chuck Todd issued a joking response on Twitter Saturday evening after President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE mocked him during a Pennsylvania campaign rally.

The "Meet the Press" anchor jokingly warned viewers about Daylight Savings Time, which begins Sunday morning, after the president called him a "sleeping son of a bitch" during a campaign rally for Pennsylvania state Rep. Rick Saccone (R), who is running for Congress.

"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," Todd joked.

Todd's tweet came after the president renewed his favorite jab at the NBC anchor while describing a past "Meet the Press" appearance in 1999, during which he spoke about the need to confront North Korea.

“A show now headed by ‘Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd,’” Trump said Saturday. “He’s a sleeping son of a bitch."


Trump first used the moniker in April of 2017 when questioning why Todd and NBC News were not covering his claim that the Obama administration illegally spied on his campaign. Trump has a longstanding feud with NBC News and Todd, whom he considers to be biased against his administration.

"When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?" Trump tweeted last year.

“For those wondering, I slept well even tho I stayed up late watching the #msstate upset of UConn. #cowbell.  Don't feel sleepy at all though,” Todd tweeted back at the time.