Trump Insults MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski via Twitter

On Thursday, United States president Donald Trump started throwing some rather insulting words at MSNBC’s host Mika Brzezinski, via some Twitter posts. On early morning, he began posting those messages and at one point even claimed that the host was “bleeding badly from a face lift”. The president referred to one time when she supposedly came to his Mar-a-Lago resort around New Year’s Eve. His tweets normally triggered a huge avalanche of criticism from all sides. A lot of GOP lawmakers criticized what Trump said. Even House Speaker Paul Ryan said that what the president said was “not an appropriate comment”.

Donald Trump strikes again

As for MSNBC, they characterized Donald Trump’s words as a “form of bullying”. Also, in an official statement, it said that it’s a very sad day for the country when the president keeps on bullying people, lying and throwing personal attacks instead of doing what he has to actually do. However, on Thursday, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that actually, Donald Trump is the only person receiving personal attacks. According to her, he will not just sit there allowing others to personally attack him and the people around him. She continued her defense of Trump at the White House press briefing. Sanders said that when people voted for Trump, they voted for a fighter and this is what they got.

First Lady Melania Trump also defended her husband’s claims through a spokeswoman. According to her, this should not come as a surprise to anyone. Trump has said multiple times in the past that when someone will attack him, he will strike 10 times harder. It’s a little ironic that the first lady announced in the days prior to the presidential campaign that she would begin a campaign against bullying, especially in what concerns children.

A slew of personal attacks

Moreover, journalists also asked a Twitter spokesperson if Trump’s tweets were violating the company’s anti-harassment policy. The person answered that Twitter couldn’t comment on individual accounts for security and privacy reasons. It’s interesting that Mark Feldstein, a University of Maryland broadcast journalism professor and former investigative correspondent called Trump’s words “unprecedented”.

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