His nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and a dozen or so conservative jurists to federal courts around the country were great, and his rejecting the global warming Paris Accord was even better, but his refusal to follow the precedent of former presidents and remain aloof from media attacks is hilarious, and totally refreshing. He's engaged in a war with the press or, more accurately, the press is at war with him, and he's punching back twice as hard. Good for him.
Today, he went after Joe Scarborough and Scarborough's girlfriend, and the left has gone crazy.
Then Trump christened new nicknames for his one-time pals and tossed out an insult aimed at Brzezinski’s looks:
“Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying, and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” MSNBC responded. The network’s head of PR wrote on Twitter that he “never imagined a day when I would think to myself, ‘it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.’” [note that he responded nonetheless - hahahaha. Ed]
White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ... told Fox News: “This is a president who fights fire with fire.”
"This is who the president is," one [White House] official noted, adding the tweets were at least better than those about the travel ban or James Comey.
"At least you're writing [about] this and not that we're going to kill millions of people," another White House official said, referencing the awful coverage of Trumpcare.
Trump’s comment about Brzezinski’s alleged “face-lift” is just the latest in the president’s long history of using sexist insults to bash his female critics.
You go, boy.
UPDATE: I see that my friend (and I mean that sincerely: a very, very nice person, whose heart is always in the right place and whose mind usually is) Balzac has asserted the standard Republican line in the comments, and even cites other "conservative" mainline Republicans to support his view of Trump's tactics, which is appalled disdain. But Balzac misses a rather obvious point: voters rejected, resoundingly, the Gin & Tonic Republican oldsters and their approved candidates. Trump's response to the jackals of the left is hugely popular among many of us, and all the tch-tching finger-shaking of proper Greenwich Republican leaves us unmoved.
Your time has passed. Balzac.