People are unable to find words for the ridiculous attack that President Trump launched this morning against MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe co-host and fiancé Mika Brzezinski. Trump engaged in the very definition of cyberbullying, something that first lady Melania Trump said that she would focus on eliminating.
President Trump said Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw her late last year at his Florida resort, and gave Scarborough the nickname “Psycho Joe.” This attack is all part of Trump’s ramping up of his war with the press, after also attacking The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN in recent days.
Scarborough has denied Trump’s claims here that they wanted to “join” him. He said that he and Brzezinski were at Mar-a-Lago, before the New Year’s Eve party, to try to set up an interview with then president-elect Trump. “Nothing that Mika and I did in setting up this meeting was any different than what all good reporters and news hosts try to do daily,” he said.
This is legitimately disgusting behavior that should be beneath any mature adult, particularly the damn President of the United States. Unfortunately however, his base is going to eat this up. While any reasonable person would be outraged, because the President’s job is not to fight a war against the media, Trump supporters are going to eat this up. They see the media as the enemy and truly do want to see it destroyed. This is not going to stop here.