President Trump unleashed an appalling, sexist attack on Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski on Thursday morning, drawing shock and disgust from conservative and liberal commentators alike.
"I heard poorly rated @MorningJoe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," the president of the United States tweeted. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row around New Year's Eve and insisted on joining me? She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"
Here are 23 horrified reactions to the president's vicious tweets.
40+ states. hundreds of rallies. almost 2 years on the road with him. and I still find myself astonished. https://t.co/10mRInO3sO
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 29, 2017
In foreign capitals around the world, they're reading the President of the United States accusing a morning show host of getting a facelift https://t.co/J27XjOcNLo
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) June 29, 2017
We knew he was a disgrace. Now he's disgracing our country.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 29, 2017
My God, someone go smash his phone. Please.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 29, 2017
I didn't think I could be stunned. I am stunned. https://t.co/E01HFILvhA
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 29, 2017
I see we are back to women bleeding from somewhere https://t.co/TYpf2n76hq
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) June 29, 2017
Many snarky things I could say. But I won't. I am saddened by just how much Donald Trump has diminished the Presidency of our United States. https://t.co/VE20myjaPC
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 29, 2017
This is, even by the usual standards, a stunning remark by the president. https://t.co/NGlPsSqvRk
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) June 29, 2017
Disgusting behavior from a man known for disgusting behavior. It's gotten to the point where it would be beneath those attacked to respond. https://t.co/QBOOh7BqIM
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) June 29, 2017
Mika is capable enough to take this. But the message it sends to others - the notion that you can talk like this w/ impunity - is grotesque.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 29, 2017
Wow, this is our President. I am embarrassed. Men and women sacrificed their lives for 200 plus years and this is what we have today. https://t.co/GfaoMcBjmI
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) June 29, 2017
If you're Mike Pence, seriously how do you tolerate this kind of behavior? https://t.co/s8elijxo0J
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) June 29, 2017
Imagine if you're serving overseas in uniform. Shameful. Despicable. https://t.co/qLpOBiZonK
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) June 29, 2017
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) June 29, 2017
This is pure bully scumbag behavior https://t.co/4R5uBRXmgD
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) June 29, 2017
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 29, 2017
I'm trying to maintain respect for the office, but I find this so disturbing. https://t.co/X22UC2Ys6Y
— Michael Smerconish (@smerconish) June 29, 2017
1. This is disgusting behavior from anyone, coming from the President of the United States pic.twitter.com/TCPD7gYtjC
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 29, 2017
2. Trump's most vicious, personal attacks are always saved for women. Here he calls Mika Brzezinski stupid, crazy and mocks her face
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 29, 2017
If you think Trump's tweet was bad, just wait until you hear White House staff, conservative media, and some Republicans defend it.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) June 29, 2017
Trump's "Mika was too ugly to let her be around me" recalls his "those women were too ugly for me to want to sexually assault."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 29, 2017
Does Donald Trump know he's president?
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) June 29, 2017
I can't get over how cruel this is. Whether or not you like Mika, it feels on a gut level like an attack on women at their most vulnerable. https://t.co/LmuU8iMlkH
— Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) June 29, 2017
Reminder: A man with this level of impulse control has the codes for thousands of nuclear weapons. https://t.co/nOZOB3EnVC
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) June 29, 2017