After Trump tweeted about “Psycho Joe” and “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” yesterday, the two decided to fight back with more than his trademark, lazy 140 characters.
Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote a powerful op-ed for The Washington Post Friday morning, alleging that the President had an “unhealthy obsession” with the show and encouraging him to “keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to Fox & Friends instead.”
The two denied that they asked to join Trump’s New Years Eve party, adding: “He also claimed that he refused to see us. That is laughable.”
The morning news show co-hosts admit that they did meet the president for a brief period of no longer than 15 minutes proceeding New Years, and only upon his insistence.
“Putting aside Mr. Trumps never-ending obsession with womens blood,” the two write, Mika did get a little, “skin under her chin tweaked,” but she wasn’t bleeding, and more importantly, her face is none of the president’s business.
Trump’s tweets, the authors claim, are pattern of his chronic mistreatment of women.
“More significant is Mr. Trumps 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 womens genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children,” Scarborough and Brzezinski write.
At points, the editorial slips into dangerous territory when it claims that the President is too “mentally ill” to watch their show. Neither Scarborough nor Brzezinski are trained clinicians and therefore aren’t qualified to diagnose him. A person’s mental illness shouldn’t disqualify them from watching some TV show.
Millions of people with mental illness live full, productive lives and are perfectly capable of watching morning cable news programs without tweeting vile things about women’s blood.
However unintentional, Scarborough and Brzezinski stigmatize the mentally ill by making an unfounded assumption about Trump’s own health.
Still, the entire editorial is worth a read. You can read it in full here.
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