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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trump out tweets himself

MSNBC is about as far left as you can go in media and still pretend to be American. The show Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and his new sweetheart and bride to be, Mika Brzezinski, have been using President Trump as their private piñata on an almost daily basis.

The loving couple has gone so far as to call the President of the United States "mentally ill," "crazy," "the greatest liar that's ever sat in the White House," "a schmuck," "he looked like a thug," "he looked like a goon," "an idiot," "what an embarrassment to the United States," "he's Vladimir Putin's hostage," and so on. 

To make matters worse, Scarborough referred to Republicans as "fools." Sounds like he's gotten his hands on the Hillary Clinton campaign playbook.

So Trump tweeted in response to Brzezinski's most recent attack that Trump has a fake Time magazine cover of himself displayed at several of his properties:
"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)."
Next, President Trump gave Joe and Mika new sobriquets and tossed out an insult aimed at Brzezinski's appearance:
"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!" 
So within minutes, Brzezinski tweeted back with a photo of a Cheerios cereal box with the words: "Made for Little Hands," a reference to the accusation that Trump has unusually small hands and that implies small male anatomy (aka 'junk').

On Thursday's White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders had the unpopular task of having to defend Trump's tweeting. I didn't envy her and to be honest, as I've said before, Trump needs to stop tweeting every time he feels attacked, especially when his tweets sound like they're being sent from a schoolyard of a high school.

Yes, we like that Trump is outspoken, uncharacteristic and real. But there should be some degree of presidential decorum. Some degree.

It's so easy to bait Donald Trump--just say something outlandish and you have him responding with double the venom.  

He probably should shut off the TV and get his news from his staff.  This is not a reality TV show.

We need to be honest with how we evaluate President Trump. If he can do no wrong, then we only see him as a charismatic leader. If we see when he's wrong, then we're being realistic.

Sometimes he's really good, sometimes, not so much. 

This is one of the latter times.