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 (@Mark Kornblau) 1498743526.0
Brzezinski herself got in on the action with a classic burn:
https://t.co/8YhzcCUwM1— Mika Brzezinski (@Mika Brzezinski) 1498742393.0
The rest of the online world mostly recoiled in horror and disgust that this is how our national discourse works now.
Crimeny! It's midday, midweek, & he's tweeting about a facelift?! How long r @SpeakerRyan & @SenMajLdr going 2run t… https://t.co/Zgt6g8ginz— Ruth Malone (@Ruth Malone) 1498743413.0
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 (@Glenn Thrush) 1498744257.0
When the President uses valuable presidential time to publicly trash on someone about a past facelift. https://t.co/fmkjsN4sj9— Damn Skippy (@Damn Skippy) 1498743781.0
"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 (@Judd Legum) 1498744274.0
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 (@Robert Caruso) 1498743718.0
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 (@Sharon Becker) 1498743709.0
Your father publicly insulted a woman and accused her of "bleeding badly from a facelift." Care to comment on the m… https://t.co/Odc1gsFrek— Mike McGranaghan (@Mike McGranaghan) 1498743656.0
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 (@Andrew Tumilty) 1498743641.0
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🕷 (@🕷Dante Atkins🕷) 1498743570.0
@realDonaldTrump She was bleeding badly from a facelift for three days? A real man would have called an ambulance.… https://t.co/bzUBQ1pBbK— Pro-MaskAmerican Biden/Harris FTW (@Pro-MaskAmerican Biden/Harris FTW) 1498744494.0
I'm sorry, whose face is 'bleeding badly' ?? https://t.co/CtH0SKQgHq— Ryan Spahn (@Ryan Spahn) 1498744440.0
@realDonaldTrump 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 (@Amanda Guinzburg) 1498744416.0
The president is a hurtful, bullying, boorish, ridiculous, undignified, childish asshat. And it hurts to say that.— Stephen King (@Stephen King) 1498752064.0