President Donald Trump Sets New Low With Sexist Twitter Attack On Mika Brzezinski

President Donald Trump this morning continued his all-out attack on media this week. But his latest tweets shocked even some political hard-liners.

In two tweets that would have gotten him fired from most companies, and certainly ended most political careers, the President of the United States first trashed MSNBC’s Morning Show co-host Joe Scarborough, who he called “Psycho.” But it was his remark about Mika Brzezinski that has people talking:

And faster than you can say “this is the guy who insisted he was ‘going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do’,” Morning Joe was trending – worldwide – on Twitter.

Our president seems to have a “thing” for imagining female journalists bleeding.

Back in August of 2015, as the first GOP debate, co-moderator Kelly pressed Trump about his many misogynistic and sexist attacks on women over the years, calling them “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” She wondered why he thought women should vote for him.

Back then, Trump slammed Kelly’s  questions as “ridiculous” and “off-base.” And, appearing soon thereafter on CNN Trump told Don Lemon, of Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

Nearly two years later, this morning, The Women Of The White House cheered on Trump’s “bleeding….facelift” tweet.

First Lady Melania Trump was enthusiastic:

“As the First lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder” FLOTUS Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement about Melania, who had said that, as First Lady, she would focus on the scourge of cyberbullying.

Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, meanwhile told Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer, “what’s necessary is to push back against unnecessary attacks on the president,” insisting, “I’ve seen far worse things coming out of that show…personal attacks, mean, hateful attacks.”

Hemmer responded, “is that necessary?” adding, “It seems like it is entirely more personal than it needs to be.”

This morning’s Trump’s tweets – which, to recap, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said are official statements from the office of the President –  do not seem to be mere bad-morning sound and fury, but part of a coordinated White House campaign with Morning Joe in today’s crosshairs.

Earlier this morning, White House director of social media Dan Scavino tweeted:

Scavino also has retweeted Trump’s attack.

Reactions are pouring in. Let’s start with Mika – since Ivanka hasn’t weighed in yet:

MSNBC weighed in with a statement” “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.”

And this:

Journalists at competing networks have joined in:

CNN contributor Anna Navarro  weighed in too:

 

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