Slander-in-Chief

From MEDIA MATTERS:

This morning, the president of the United States used his favorite media platform for addressing the public to remind us of just how little respect he has for women — especially women in the press.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Trump posted two revoltingly sexist tweets attacking MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for her appearance and intellect. The leader of the free world called the morning show anchor “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and alleged that she had attempted to visit him at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve and was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time.

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This isn’t the first time Trump’s attacked women media figures — it’s not even close — and it’s also not the first time he’s done it on Twitter. In recent years, he has tweeted that:

He and his campaign targeted reporter Michelle Fields (formerly of Breitbart.com and HuffPost) after then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was shown on camera manhandling her at a campaign event.

Trump repeatedly lashed out at Megyn Kelly during the campaign season offline as well, at one point saying in an interview that she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” He also attacked Tur at rallies and in interviews, calling her “Little Katy, third-rate journalist” and “not a very good reporter” and singling her out at press events.

At least one women thought what Twitler said was the bee’s knees. From DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD:

The media is to blame for President Donald Trump once again attacking a female journalist using a misogynistic and disturbing blood image, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted at today’s televised White House press briefing.

“The president has been attacked mercilessly … by that [Morning Joe] program. And I think he’s been very clear that, when attacked he’s going to hit back,” she said of POTUS’ controversial tweet about Mika Brzezinski. “The American people elected somebody who’s tough, who is smart and who is a fighter. It’s Donald Trump. And I don’t think it’s a surprise to anybody that he fights fire with fire,” Huckabee Sanders insisted stoutly.

This in response to the first question, which went to John Roberts, White House correspondent at Friend-of-Trump network Fox News Channel. He noted that Sanders appeared already on his network and said Trump had the right to defend himself and it is “no secret this program has been very critical” of Trump. But Roberts noted, the “nature of this morning’s tweet” has drawn condemnation even from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other “Trump allies.”

“Did he go too far in his deeply personal response,” Robert said, queuing up Huckabee Sanders’ reply, “I don’t think so.”

MSNBC’s Morning Joe has called Trump and members of his staff some “deeply personal” things, she said. It’s “like living in The Twilight Zone,” she complained, for reporters in the briefing to suggest that, while the show is “doing this, day after day,” when Trump “responds and defends himself, everybody is appalled and blown away.”

“Frankly if this had happened in the previous administration, this type of attack” – she ticked off: “utterly stupid,” “personality disorder,” “mentally ill“ and calling members of Trump’s team “liars” to their faces – “the rest of the media would have said to Morning Joe, ‘Guys! No way!”

“But nobody does that,” she complained.

…snip…

Somebody in the briefing room reminded Sanders that Trump gained early political currency as head of the birther movement, in which he insulted Obama for years with bogus claims he was not born in this country and therefore held the office illegally.

She insisted the focus on Trump having singled out Morning Joe’s female co-host Brzezinski particularly aggressively, and with yet another blood image – similar to his “you could see blood coming out of here wherever” blast of then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly after she moderated the first GOP debate – was a “false narrative.”

Asked if she’s going to tell her kids “this behavior is OK,” Huckabee Sanders responded: “When it comes to role models, as a person of faith, I think we all have one perfect role model. And when I’m asked that question, I point to God, and to my faith. And that’s where I tell my kids to look.”

I’m not Christian, but I get the feeling that, if Jesus was around, he would tell Sarah, Tall and Insane, to fuck off.

 

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11 responses to “Slander-in-Chief

  1. Hoo boy. The Model T just keeps at it and is going from bad to disastrous. I can’t imagine how all the dumb asses keep defending him. This man is not behaving in a manner befitting the presidency. It’s a damn shame that we must endure what is happening. HIs favorite words are “fake news”. And the things that he says about women are disgraceful. I noted that he has said they are all dumb. My that’s interesting. Their seems to be a deep resentment for women. I feel sorry for the media. It was all ok for people to make fun of the Clinton’s and the Obamas. But it’s not ok for Model T. Poor fake man.

    • He’s afraid of women, especially women who have any kind of power. He can abuse his wives, because he has them sign prenups before they marry and non-disclosures when they get divorced. He strips them of power. However, when it comes to women whom he can’t control, he’s terrified. Anger is more palatable than fear, so he rages against them. He’s probably afraid of blood, too, so he uses it in slights against the women he fears. He should grab himself, because he’s nothing but a pussy.

      • Amen to all that you have written. Model T is a disgusting childish bully and I think you have correctly analyzed him to a tee. The blood thing is really obscene. He definitely has a problem with women and it all shows in his spoken words and in his tweets. I still can’t believe this man is the leader of the US and there are the idiots who continue to support him in congress and the senate because, I suppose, they think they can’t abandon party lines. It is all so much bull-shit.

  2. the loony tic

    i guess i just don’t understand the shock and awe. he made fun of a handicapped reporter during the campaign and talked about grabbing women’s p*ssy on a video. so we knew who we were getting when he was sworn into office. why anyone thinks he’ll ever change just because he’s president is naive imo.

    the tragedy isn’t that twitler is mentally deranged but that we would elect the likes of him as the leader of our nation. what’s happened to our society that our standards have gotten so low?

    • Loony, this particular Twitter assault was actually pretty mild when compared to the disgusting display of mocking a disabled reporter and the disgusting lies he told about Hillary, his attacks on Obama, his disdain and disrespect of women or even the vile Ted Cruz’s vile father killing Kennedy. Nobody believes that he is going to change.

      What is changing is that he now picked on someone with a microphone who is not afraid to use it. Megyn Kelly worked for Faux News, so their backing of her after Twitler’s slights was lukewarm at best. Twitler picked on Mika this time, and MSNBC is going to make sure that they defend her to the hilt. I don’t think it’s because they are particularly outraged. Instead, Morning Joe’s ratings went up this morning, and they see an opportunity. Joe and Mika are a thing now, so Joe is not going to let this go, especially because he hates Twitler now. They used to be friendly, so Twitler is particularly aggrieved at Joe turning on him. But hos and ratings before bros, so Joe will target Twitler at every turn.

      We see some of the Rethugs in the Senate and the House coming out to decry what Twitler said. As far as I am concerned, that falls on deaf ears, because they still continue to aid and abet him as he destroys this country. When I see any of them make a plea for more civility, I try to find them on Twitter to tell them that they can go to hell. Where were their cries during the campaign when he maligned all those I mentioned above? It’s only when their asses are being handed to them that they decide everyone ha to be nice to one another.

      So, bottom line–no, this was no surprise. Howevah (because there is always a howevah), this is an opportunity to diminish the Slanderer-in-Chief even more, so we should take it. Twitler has no respect on Capitol Hill and no ability left to sway anyone. He’s a buffoon surround by incompetents, and he inspires neither fear nor respect.

  3. I’m presently watching Morning Joe and it is must see TV! My God … we have a Thug in Chief, and we are in a world of hurt because of this man. But you know what really worries me? How so many are justifying his actions. What is it going to take to get people to wake up? Another world war?

    • My dearest Eleanor, I think that fewer and fewer people are justifying the orange buffoon’s actions or words. He has become toxic, and even some of the most conservative assholes on the hill are trying to distance themselves from him. Right now, he is nothing but a useful signature. However, they can’t seem to pass anything other than perhaps a few kidney stones (NOTE: that’s a pre-existing condition that won’t be covered under Twitlercare), so the entire Rethuglican coalition is being weakened considerably by their leader. Someone throw them some shovels.

  4. I read Sarah’s comment yesterday, and I must admit this one thing struck me: her statement that no one would have ever called President Obama any of these things: “personality disorder,” “mentally ill,” or he and his staff “liars” for one simple reason BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T APPLY. THEY FIT TRUMP AND HIS EVIL MINIONS LIKE A GLOVE.

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