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Trump ridicules female TV host’s looks, calls her crazy; Kansas congresswoman objects

President Donald Trump answers a question about health care during a meeting with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump answers a question about health care during a meeting with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

June 29, 2017, 10:03 a.m. Updated June 29, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

"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!"

Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that has the phrase "made for little hands." Critics looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear smaller than usual for his frame.

Five-term congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, said on Twitter: "This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women."

Jenkins was invited to appear at noon Thursday on CNN to discuss the issue with anchor Wolf Blitzer.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas is interviewed on CNN Thursday after she called out President Donald Trump on Twitter for making demeaning comments about a female TV news anchor.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas is interviewed on CNN Thursday after she called out President Donald Trump on Twitter for making demeaning comments about a female TV news anchor. by Peter Hancock

Two Republican senators also said the president's crude tweet was beneath the dignity of the office.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said on Twitter: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office."

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Sasse did not support Trump in the presidential race, and Graham ran against Trump for the GOP nomination.

"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," NBC News spokeswoman Lorie Acio said in a statement.

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the tweets, including what it was that set the president off.

About two hours before the president's tweets, Brzezinski said on the show that "it's not normal behavior" for any leader to be tweeting about people's appearances, bullying, lying, undermining managers and throwing people under the bus.

Saying that if any business executive behaved the way Trump does, "There would be concern that perhaps the person who runs the company is out of his mind."

On their Wednesday show, Brzezinski and Scarborough roundly mocked Trump for displaying in several of his golf resorts a fake Time Magazine cover featuring himself.

"That's needy," Brzezinski said on the show.

About 15 minutes before the president himself tweeted, White House social media director Dan Scavino similarly attacked the hosts.

"#DumbAsARockMika and lover #JealousJoe are lost, confused & saddened since @POTUS @realDonaldTrump stopped returning their calls! Unhinged," Scavino wrote on his personal account.

Trump was correct that the MSNBC hosts spent time at the president's Florida resort, a visit that Scarborough said was to arrange a Trump interview.

The hosts confirmed they are engaged to be married earlier this month.

Comments

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

And we expect any better from Trump, why? this is the same drivel he spewed all the time he was campaigning and has continued since. That does not excuse him, but it's nothing we did not expect.

Hope you guys on the other side of the aisle are happy now.

Justin Hoffman 1 month, 3 weeks ago

"Hope you guys on the other side of the aisle are happy now."

The Clinton Crime Family does not occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Aveenue so yes, yes we are.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice, Justin--deflect to something that means nothing and no justification of the idiocy this guy spews and you uphold. So, just for clarification, when the American Nazi Party occupies the White House, you'll be happy with that?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 month, 3 weeks ago

WOW.......why didn't I day THAT first!! Usually I have been the one that has compared the present situation to what happened in Nazi Germany before WWI and have been attacked and denigrated. (Godwin Flags). This guy is so resembling of Hitler that it absolutely befuddles me that more do not recognize this. Of course, the Third Reich was brought down by international efforts of World War II. My father had a part in that being an artillery officer.

But younger people today do not realize the horrible resemblance we are seeing in this incompetent, disgusting, perverted fool who they elected "President", Read the books.........Read the books....."The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" and "The Nightmare Years" (what we are seeing right now) by William Shirer who was there and saw it begin.

If you are a bit squeamish about carrying home a book with a red swastika on the cover, they are available on E Bay.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fred, it's not only the younger people, but many who, post-WWII, wouldn't buy Volkswagens or Toyotas because they were built by those godless heathens. Now that we are in the clutches of the same kind of guy, they conveniently forget the lessons of history and replace them with this chump who has no more regard for human welfare than they did, except for those who can further his economic designs.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Never mind......I already said enough.....Bye now.

Larry Sturm 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Trump needs to be ridiculed more for his lashing out to everybody.this is not presidential if he can't take it he needs to resign and go to Russia that he is in love with.

Steve Hicks 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Rep. Jenkins missed the outrageous point.

It's not about "empowering women." It's about people treating each other respectfully, the minimal level of decency that "good" people practice towards each other.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

And Republicans want us to respect this guy? Seriously? At least there were some Republicans who will speak out, but most just follow along like little puppies. He's probably bribed all of them in the past and has video of it, so they are his lap dogs. Thank you Lynn Jenkins.

And Steve, you are right. Someone pointed out that the only person Trump hasn't insulted (and he's even insulted his supporters to their faces) is Putin.

Where are the Bobs? They must be so proud.

Laura Wilson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wow, I actually have a modicum of respect for Jenkins for her response.

I couldn't believe it when I saw Trump's tweets pop up on my cnn feed. Wow.

Armen Kurdian 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You know, it's really a laughable comment. Mika probably laughed when she saw it because it's such a pathetic attempt at an insult. Honest to God I have no idea what he's thinking sometimes.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Projecting your laughter onto Mika is a contemptible way of saying this comment meant nothing to you. That fact alone, suggests that you have the same contempt for others not like you that Chump has for nearly everyone. I'm sorry you don't see the connection.

Jim Phillips 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Once again, liberal hypocracy rules. I've heard many liberals making fun of Trump's looks and/or some of the members of his family. When liberal do it, it's funny, right? When Trump gives you a taste of your own medicine, it's appalling. Well, I was taught early in life that if you dish it out, you'd better be able to take it. The leftist meltdown continues and I need more popcorn. This stuff is better than sitcoms!

Abigail Barnes 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The POTUS should not be acting like a 2-year-old who doesn't get his way. He should act more dignified than those who make fun of him. He needs to grow up and act like a damn world leader. Dish is out and be able to take it? What happened to turn the other cheek?

Ray Mizumura 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You don't pay attention, Jim. Lynn Jenkins, Lindsey Graham, and Ben Sasse have objected to Donald Trump's latest Tweet. They aren't liberals. They're Republican members of Congress. It's fine if you hate liberals and Democrats, Jim, I don't need your approval. But at least realize that party affiliation isn't the issue here.

Phillip Chappuie 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I really don't think it is much at all about liberal hypocrisy as much as it is about people disgusted and appalled that a man that is supposed to be the leader of the free world engages in a meaningless sophomoric attack on a citizen merely because he didn't care for her opinion. But then again on the other hand, many Trump supporters have demonstrated repeatedly that their care for the dignity of the office is minimal.

Kevin Millikan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Only because he posts crap like that. I was raised in Kansas, and raised not to say BS like that, weren't you?

Bob Summers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I don't understand why Trump is holding back with his constructive criticism of people that need it most.

Liberal bitter clingers are the hardest to reach though. So he should intensify his efforts, bringing to bare all his New York communication skills, to get the message through to these hard headed Liberals.

Abigail Barnes 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The President's job is not to criticize his citizens on social media or did I miss that part of American Government?

Bob Summers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You mean like when Obama criticized citizens calling them "bitter clingers"?

Scott Morgan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I know of no American ever whom has taken so many cheap shots as Trump. Yet, he should have used more self control on this issue.

Rick Masters 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You've forgotten about John Wayne Bobbit.

Ray Mizumura 1 month, 3 weeks ago

That was actually a rather expensive "shot" that JWB took. In so many ways.

Clark Coan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He must feel self-conscious about his own looks (hair and all) and his own sanity, so has to put other people down.

Kevin Millikan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

nope, about the Fing president.. and he's right!

Rick Masters 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is simply the ironic roll out of Melania's crusade against online bullying.

Bob Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Everyone who has made negative remarks about Trump's looks should sit out this episode.

Ray Mizumura 1 month, 3 weeks ago

No, they shouldn't. You run for President, you agree to take a lot of abuse, perhaps most of it unjustified. But you don't run if you don't have the strength of character to rise above it.

Ray Mizumura 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Apparently Donald Trump thinks more highly of Kim Jong-Un (he called him a "smart cookie" and said it'd be an honor to meet with him) than he does of Mika Brzezinski. Well, at least he's not politically correct, right? And he is the victim, after all. It's always someone else starting it. People should really try not to hurt his feelings.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

None of this is new. He has been insulting people for years, even before Twitter, even before he was running for president. He's a rude, nasty man. But that's what his supporters like about him, because they are rude people too. He even insults them. He said, "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters." And he was right. But that's also him saying that the people supporting him are stupid and have no morals. But they ate it up. I mean they voted for a man who is an

The derision that people aim towards Trump and making fun of his hands, his hair, etc. only started when he did the same. He is the one that can't handle it. No other president was concerned when SNL made fun of them, and many were able to laugh at themselves, and many didn't spend a lot of time watching TV anyway and didn't obsess over it. And his supporters are the same. His supporters were Obama haters, and we had to listen to their insults and disrespect for 8 years. I'm hoping they only have to listen to our disrespect (that Trump has earned) for less than 4 more years.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Good God, folks, here is the definitive retort, and from Justin, of course. I'm pretty sure we can't go on with this thread. Boo hoo, indeed, Justin, boo hoo.

Justin Hoffman 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Simmer down Greg, you'll rupture something. Try to smile once in awhile, you'll enjoy life more.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No, I will not "simmer down" when I come across stuff like your comments that have nothing to do with the issue at hand and everything to do with your immature, unfounded liking for this sorry excuse for a president.

By the way, that I answer you as I do makes me smile a lot: I love exposing hypocrisy and bigotry and all the rest of the stuff Chump stands for and you blindly espouse. Have a nice day.

Ray Mizumura 1 month, 2 weeks ago

What do you expect from someone with an OSU logo as his avatar?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Seriously? That's your response? Trump supporters are some weird puppies.

Bob Summers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It is nice to finally have a President that doesn't feel the need to whisper sweet nothings in a collaborating ear like Medvedev, I'm really flexible.

I mean seriously, what kind of guy says that to another guy besides one he is trying to collaborate with?

Greg Cooper 1 month, 3 weeks ago

One who has a modicum of diplomatic ability, is my guess. You're thinking of besmirching another's sexuality based on .....what?

Michael Kort 1 month, 3 weeks ago

1) GO to Wikipedia .

2) look up MANIA .

3) read the subject .

4) if the behavior of Donald J Trump doesn't jump off of the page before you then I suggest that you have little reading comprehension skills .

. A) The expansive ideas with no realistic plans to carry them out . Mexico will pay and he will make the Chinese behave economically ! HOW ?

 B) The constant verbal fights over petty whatever's at the drop of a hat  .

 C) Tweeting in the middle of the night....when does he sleep ?

 D) His constant need to blame others for his failure or inability to lead . .

 E) July is here and only 23 of 188 positions at the state dept. are filled ?...Is he waiting for Obama to fill these jobs with picks ?

 F) His insistence that he magically knows more about Inteligence than our agencies and refusing briefings ! .....and ditto on healthcare ! Trump is either PSYCHIC or 
     PSYCHOTIC ?

 G) His diplomacy is so pathetic that other countries will not welcome him to visit .

 H) His numerous bankruptcies .

 I ) His steeling from monies given to his foundation by others to pay his corporate fines .

Michael Kort 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I could finish out the alphabet above but it would be a waist of my time and my touch screens life span as people either get this or they don't . .

I am not so conserned about his " false new remarks " as much as I am troubled by a dumbfounding news media that just doesn't get that this guy is truly NUTS !

Bob Summers 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Zbigniew felt the same way as Trump does on certain issues with Mika.

Mika has always been a caution.

Greg Cooper 1 month, 2 weeks ago

But, unlike you and Chump, he had the sense not to couch his disagreement in terms of the physical undesirability of her to him. Nice try at deflection, though, big boy.

Justin Hoffman 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wow. Liberals sure are testy these days. Just for one day try not to be so miserable and smile. You might like it.

Gary Stussie 1 month, 2 weeks ago

! July USA Today ... with all that is going on in the country and the world all this worthless insert can come up with is 2 pages of "Morning Joe" bull crap. What a worthless rag! Is that really what the LJW thinks will make its liberal readership happy?

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