Just how many adjectives of contempt does it take to describe the latest behavior of the President of the United States?
In a tweetstorm that has been dubbed “sexist,” “repulsive,” “grotesque,” “insane,” “deranged,” “odious,” and “vile,” President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, calling Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and attacking her appearance.
The response from members of the media, activists, and lawmakers was swift.
David Rothkopf, a columnist for the Washington Post, denounced the tweets as “Disgusting behavior from a man known for disgusting behavior.”
“Trump may not just be the most repulsive man ever to occupy the Oval Office,” Rothkopf concluded. “He’s one of the most grotesque characters ever in public life.”
Brzezinski, for her part, sent a wordless response.
Others urged that while outrage is certainly justified, a tweetstorm should not be allowed to distract attention from the Trump administration’s ongoing attempt to roll back civil rights and take healthcare from 22 million people.
“Trump posted a weird tweet,” wrote MoveOn.org’s Washington director Ben Wikler. “Set aside ten seconds to focus on that and then GET BACK TO FIGHTING TRUMPCARE.”