Donald Trump's Disgusting Attack on Mika Brzezinski

[Content Note: Misogyny; disablism; hostility to consent.]

This morning, Donald Trump's ego got bruised because his old Morning Joe pals, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, aren't kissing his ass like they used to do during the good old days of the campaign.

So he lashed out at Mika with a pair of tweets reading: "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). 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 likely that Trump went in on Mika specifically because she made fun of the size of his hands on his fake Time magazine cover.

And he determined, with his typical sagacity, that an appropriate and proportional response would be using his platform as President of the United States to publicly call her stupid, crazy, vain, and desperate, with all the emotional maturity of a popular high-schooler shit-talking a kid whose only fault was wanting to be liked.

He also either invented Brzezinski having had a facelift to demean her, or disclosed that she had one, which would be both cruel and deeply unethical.

This incident exemplifies everything about which political writers like me tried to warn during the campaign: Trump's brittle ego, his misogyny, his impulsiveness, his vengefulness, his vile cruelty, his categorical unfitness for the presidency.

He is exactly the rageful, petty tyrant that we said he would be.

But at least we escaped the dreadful fate of being governed by a feminist woman. Phew. What a horror that would have been.

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