President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning Twitter meltdown at “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spawned a ferocious online backlash.
After the morning show questioned his mental wellness, Trump had a tantrum, calling Scarborough and Brzezinski “Psycho Joe” and “Crazy Mika” and accusing Brzezinski of “bleeding badly from a facelift” at New Year’s last year.
NBC’s top PR guy basically double facepalmed.
Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, "it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States."
— Mark Kornblau (@MarkKornblau) June 29, 2017
Brzezinski herself got in on the action with a classic burn:
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017
The rest of the online world mostly recoiled in horror and disgust that this is how our national discourse works now.
Well to be fair, no one in the trump family has had plastic surgery or a facelift.
— Lee Perry (@likeleeperry) June 29, 2017
I feel like turning away a badly bleeding celeb from a luxury hotel may be the best way to explain his party's health care bill to the 1%. https://t.co/3LPqVLFlLZ
— Heidi Hall (@HeidiHallTN) June 29, 2017
— Ruth Malone (@MaloneRuth) June 29, 2017
Quick reaction from 2 GOP Hill staffers to Trump attack on Mika: How does this help pass health care when he needs Murkowski and Collins?
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 29, 2017
When the President uses valuable presidential time to publicly trash on someone about a past facelift. https://t.co/fmkjsN4sj9
— Shithead Johnson (@ShitheadJohnson) June 29, 2017
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
"Ask not what ur country can do 4 u"
"She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 29, 2017
I’m waiting for the debate over whether menstrual blood insults or facelift blood insults are more sexist. https://t.co/23A7Ywoax9
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) June 29, 2017
As a practical matter, I spent my teenage years in and around Los Angeles and I have never seen someone bleeding after a facelift.
— Robert Caruso (@robertcaruso) June 29, 2017
The President of the United States started his day by attacking the quality of a facelift that a cable TV host had. But Hillary was worse.
— Sean Lynskey (@sean_lynsk) June 29, 2017
Just a reminder: Had Obama tweeted about a morning TV host's facelift, Repubs would go nuts pointing out how ridiculous he was
— Sharon Becker (@SharonBeckerPhD) June 29, 2017
Your father publicly insulted a woman and accused her of "bleeding badly from a facelift." Care to comment on the message that sends girls? https://t.co/c5eBZB51gu
— Mike McGranaghan (@AisleSeat) June 29, 2017
It is now the official White House position that a woman had a poorly done facelift.
Feeling great yet America? https://t.co/7n7vnuAqin
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) June 29, 2017
Let's assume Trump's correct.
Mika's bleeding from a facelift.
Trump's response is not "are you okay."
It is "you can't come with me."
— Dante Atkins (@DanteAtkins) June 29, 2017
She was bleeding badly from a facelift for three days? A real man would have called an ambulance. Are you lying or less than a man?
— Lora Grigonis (@LoraGrigonis) June 29, 2017
I'm sorry, whose face is 'bleeding badly' ?? pic.twitter.com/CtH0SKQgHq
— Ryan Spahn (@Ryan_Spahn) June 29, 2017
Oh, my T-bag. This makes you sound like a badly raised teenage boy with an unrequited crush! No more bleeding tweets, ok?
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) June 29, 2017
The president is a hurtful, bullying, boorish, ridiculous, undignified, childish asshat. And it hurts to say that.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 29, 2017