It takes very little to become the object of Donald Trump’s ire.
Like, VERY little.
Like, the size of Donald Trump’s hands little.
An endless array of politicians, celebrities and random people on Twitter have discovered just how petty the President is over the last several months – but today he turned his negative attention toward Mika Brzezinski.
The co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC was bullied and appearance-shamed by Trump, who jumped on social media very early Thursday and wrote the following:
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore)…
“Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came…..to Mar-a-Lago 3 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!”
Yes, Trump chose once again to go after a woman for how much she was allegedly bleeding.
You can really only have two reactions to these Tweets:
1. LOL at Trump claiming he doesn’t “watch” Morning Joe” anymore, when we all know he hit pause on his TiVo just to send these messages.
2. WTH? How is this person our President?
Making matters even more forehead-slapping incredible, Republicans have come out in support of Trump.
Through a spokesperson, the President’s wife – who has claimed (with a straight face!) that cyberbullying is the main issue she wishes to eliminate on as First Lady – even gave Trump’s outburst her blessing.
“As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” this spokesperson said on behalf of Melania.
This raises the question:
How did Mika Brzezinski attack Trump? What could she possibly have said to elicit this sort of reaction from the most powerful man on the planet?
We’re guessing it stems from a Morning Joe segment today in which Brzezinski said Trump was “destroying the country.”
She also referenced the fake Time Magazine cover that Trump has plastered across many of his properties and said:
“Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself lying every day and destroying the country.”
This really is true, by the way: Donald Trump has decorated various buildings he owns with a phony Time Magazine cover that hypes The Apprentice as a “smash.”
Brzezinski later joked that Trump was covering his hands on the fake Time cover “because they’re teensy.”
What’s amazing is that we’re positive it was this exact quip that really set Trump off.
Nothing bothers the Commander-in-Chief more than any mention of his hands being anything less than meaty and enormous. We’re not even making a joke here.
The above comments and segment aired at 8:11 a.m. EST.
Eight minutes later, Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director, tweeted:
“#DumbAsARockMika and lover #JealousJoe are lost, confused & saddened since @POTUS @realDonaldTrump stopped returning their calls! Unhinged.”
Trump then unleashed his Tweets a half hour after this mature statement was issued.
Brzezinski responded to the flap on Thursday by Tweeting a photo of a box of Cheerios with the words “Made For Little Hands” on it.
We have no idea what to even say at this point.
This is really where we are as a nation.
An MSNBC representative told Business Insider that “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 Senator Lindsey Graham, who still plans on voting for Trump’s proposed disaster of a health care bill, added the following:
“Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”