We didn’t think it was possible, but Donald Trump actually sunk lower in the estimation of the world on Thursday.
In case you missed it, his spiteful tweet claimed he had rejected Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski (whom he called “low I.Q. Mika,” presumably because he couldn’t spell Brzezinski) from Mar-A-Lago because she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
The implication was that was why Morning Joe had withdrawn any support of him, not because of his policies endangering the country’s environment, health care, security, and basic freedoms. And he insulted a woman’s looks to do it. Ugh.
We all saw the excellent burn Mika used to defend herself, but Trump is the President of the United States and (sort of) the Leader of the Free World. So he offended a LOT of people with his petty, disgusting attack.
Maybe our favorite response is from a former POTUS, by way of a Brit. J.K. Rowling shared:
Ha! We can’t wait for Trump to try to come up with a catchier nickname for Lincoln than Honest Abe. It’ll probably be something to do with his looks.
But there were a lot of other offended parties with some pretty strong words for the president. See the best from celebs, journalists, and politicians from BOTH sides of the aisle (below):
I see Melania’s campaign to end cyber bullying is off to a slow start
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Legend (@johnlegend) June 29, 2017
I DIDNT SEE IT BUT I HEARDDDDDD
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 29, 2017
Every time someone says the president is a child or a toddler all I can think of is I’ve never met a child who’s this much of a dick.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) June 29, 2017
Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, “it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mark Kornblau (@MarkKornblau) June 29, 2017
This has to stop ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ we all have a job ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ 3 branches of gov├óΓé¼Γäót and media. We don├óΓé¼Γäót have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 29, 2017
If you can’t stifle the press, then you attack them personally. Today’s tweets from Donald Trump are unpresidential and warrant an apology.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) June 29, 2017
Besides possible obstruction of justice & treason, we have a childish mentally unstable bully in the WH. We have 25th Amend. for a reason.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 29, 2017
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
To call Trump’s attacks on @morningmika & @JoeNBC “unpresidential” hardly begins to describe the impropriety. Mr. President, please grow up. https://t.co/wgTISkL29U
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) June 29, 2017
Trump said he doesn’t watch Morning Joe.
I think he might have seen THIS, though. ├░┼╕┬ñ┬ú├░┼╕┬ñ┬ú├░┼╕┬ñ┬ú├░┼╕┬ñ┬ú
It clearly set him off.#ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/NSBohtHZHv
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 29, 2017
Donald Trump is an evil version of Michael Scott.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 29, 2017
I do not think making fun of a woman’s looks is acceptable. I get it every day of my life. I think that tweet is cruel – and unpresidential
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 29, 2017
[Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.]