Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough wrote a scathing rebuke of President Trump that was published this morning in the Opinion section of the Washington Post.
The MSNBC morning show host — and engaged couple — shot back at the President after he tweeted remarkably negative and personal attacks on the two, calling them “Low IQ Crazy Mika and Psycho Joe” and alleging Mika was “bleeding badly from a facelift.” The nearly bipartisan admonition that followed flooded the news cycle for an entire day.
More significant is Mr. Trump’s continued mistreatment of women. It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women. From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children. We were heartened to hear a number of Republican lawmakers call out Mr. Trump for his offensive words and can only hope that the women who are closest to him will follow their examples. It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim the mantle of women’s empowerment while allowing a family member to continue such abusive conduct.