Donald Trump revived one of his oldest Twitter insults on Wednesday — calling NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd “Sleepy Eyes.”
“Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, a man with so little touch for politics, is at it again,” Trump tweeted. “He could not have watched my standing ovation speech in N.C.”
During a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Todd said he was “stunned at how badly Donald Trump is botching” a “gift” from FBI director James Comey, who delivered a stern statement Tuesday on condemning Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system as secretary of state.
Host Joe Scarborough also brought up Trump’s praising of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein at a campaign rally the night before.
In a pair of early June tweets, Trump said he doesn’t watch that program anymore.
“Nobody is watching @Morning_Joe anymore,” he wrote. “Gone off the deep end – bad ratings. You won’t believe what I am watching now!”
“I don’t watch or do @Morning_Joe anymore,” he posted a few days prior. “Small audience, low ratings! I hear Mika has gone wild with hate. Joe is Joe. They lost their way!”
Including his pair of Wednesday tweets, Trump has called Todd “Sleepy Eyes” a total of 16 times since 2012.
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