Thursday, June 29, 2017
You Strike Out At Trump And He Comes Back With Both Barrels!
Trump Attacks ‘Crazy’ Mika Brzezinski: She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’
The president of the United States took time out of his Thursday morning to attack ‘low I.Q.’ Brzezinski and her co-host fiancé ‘Psycho Joe’ Scarborough.
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore),” the president tweeted minutes before the MSNBC morning show’s broadcast—which had been critical of the president—completed.
Within minutes, Brzezinski shot back with a photograph showing text on the back side of a Cheerios cereal box: “Made for Little Hands,” a reference to the common refrain that President Trump has unusually small hands.
The president’s tirade appears to have been inspired by Brzezinski and her colleagues mocking the news that Trump has a fake Time magazine cover of himself displayed at several of his properties.
“Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day, and destroying the country,” she said, later joking that the faux-cover’s photo was specially selected to cover up Trump’s “teensy” hands.
“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying, and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” MSNBC responded. The network’s head of PR wrote on Twitter that he “never imagined a day when I would think to myself, ‘it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.’”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders additionally told Fox News: “This is a president who fights fire with fire.”
Behind closed doors the tone was different. Senior aides to the president have tried and failed for months to find new ways to distract the president from cable-news and social media and bring some level of control to his tweets. On Thursday they responded to the tweetstorm with a mix of resignation and gallows humor.
"This is who the president is," one official noted, adding the tweets were at least better than those about the travel ban or James Comey.
"At least you're writing [about] this and not that we're going to kill millions of people," another White House official said, referencing the awful coverage of Trumpcare.
That relationship took a markedly sour turn just months before the election when then-nominee Trump threatened on Twitter to expose “the real story of [Scarborough] and his very insecure long-time girlfriend [Brzezinski]. Two clowns!” in response to an on-air segment expressing skepticism of a stump speech he’d delivered.
From there, the bromance officially died as the Trump administration took office and repeatedly failed every standard laid forth by the Morning Joe hosts. “This White House is a joke,” Brzezinski famously declared on-air in March after Trump accused President Obama of having wiretapped him. “This administration has no credibility,” she added.
Trump’s comment about Brzezinski’s alleged “face-lift” is just the latest in the president’s long history of using sexist insults to bash his female critics.
During the 2016 campaign alone, Trump responded to then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s tough questions about his past sexism by remarking that she had “blood coming out of her wherever,” maligned fellow GOP candidate Carly Fiorina by declaring “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” and tweeted an unflattering photograph of rival Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi suggesting she was ugly in comparison to his wife Melania.