Tom Brokaw rips Trump for calling Chuck Todd a 'son of a b---': 'Really classy'

Legendary NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE for referring to NBC's Chuck Todd as a "sleeping son of a bitch."

"Pres Trump at a Penn rally calls my colleague and friend Chuck Todd a 'sleeping SON OF A BITCH,' " Brokaw tweeted.

"Really classy. Explain that to your children."

The comments come after Trump attacked Todd during a campaign rally Saturday evening.

Trump brought up Todd — who now hosts NBC’s “Meet the Press” — in mentioning a 1999 appearance on the show in which he spoke about needing to “take out” North Korea.

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

During the rally, Trump also laid into news networks, harshly criticizing NBC and MSNBC.

Brokaw has in the past been critical of Trump's treatment of the media. Last year, he fired back at Trump after he questioned at a rally whether members of the press liked the country, calling it a "cheap shot."