Chuck Todd: I don't allow my kids 'to say anything negative, ever, about the president'

Chuck Todd: I don't allow my kids 'to say anything negative, ever, about the president'
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NBC's Chuck Todd is responding to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE calling him a "sleeping son of a bitch," saying that he doesn't allow his children to "to say anything negative, ever, about the president."

"I bring my kids up to respect the office of the presidency and the president," Todd, the moderator of "Meet the Press," told News4 in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. "I don’t allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president."

"It creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that," he added.

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Todd has two children, ages 14 and 11.

His response comes after Trump took aim at Todd on Saturday  at a Pennsylvania campaign rally ahead of a special congressional election in the state's 18th District.

"I'm on 'Meet the Press,' a show now headed by sleepy-eyes Chuck Todd," Trump said to laughter from the crowd. "He's a sleeping son of a bitch."

Todd, 45, initially responded on Twitter to his 1.96 million followers.

Todd also spoke to Politico about the president's regular criticism of the press and trust in media following the Iraq War.

“Our credibility is being challenged now by the president,” Todd said. “And maybe it's a tactic; maybe it's the same-old, same-old. But one of their strongest arrows in their quiver is the media's coverage of the Iraq War, and so we can't afford to get a big story wrong basically twice in a decade — twice in, I guess, a generation."