A growing number of female members of Congress are demanding that the President be more respectful to the ladies.
This follows a tweet by President Trump in which he called Mika Brzezinski “low I Q Crazy Mika” and Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe.”
As reported on Yahoo:
The stunning tweets provoked the ire of several female leaders from both sides of the aisle, who were quick to call Trump out for behavior that was “not presidential.”
“This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., reportedly called Trump’s tweets “distasteful.”
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, called for an end to Trump’s rhetoric. Both Collins and Capito are key votes on the controversial Republican health care legislation Trump is hoping to get through the Senate.
“This has to stop — we all have a job — 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility,” Collins tweeted.
and more from Democrats:
“This is not okay, Mr. President. Since our President clearly has a problem with women, let’s send more to Congress. Women of America, you need to run!” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
“When you ridicule a woman for her looks in front of an online audience in the millions, that is called
#CyberBullying. Absolutely not OK,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., called the tweets “vile,” “despicable” and “disgraceful.”
“Two years ago this week, President Obama sang ‘Amazing Grace.’ Today, we have a president who’s amazingly graceless. These tweets are vile,” said Roybal-Allard.
“Responding to criticism w/ personal insults is not presidential. It’s not even adult. POTUS must grow up, put the phone down, get to work,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.
“Bullying women for how they look is insulting & damages the integrity of the office you hold,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
“I wish @realDonaldTrump would focus more on improving #WomensHealth and less on their appearance. #TheyGoLowWeGoHigh,” said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.
Poor, poor, poor Mika!
That mean, mean President said something mean to poor Mika! She’s not strong enough for that! Why, she wouldn’t even have a job without her family connections! I’m not sure she can survive an unkind remark from that big, mean man!
Here is what Trump tweeted:
“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!” the commander in chief exclaimed.
Did no woman in Congress take umbrage at Trump’s calling Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy”? They all complain that Trump was mocking MB’s appearance, for some reason.
Mika Brzezinski has all the delicate sensibilities of a fence post. She tirelessly slanders the President. She is a consumate professional at slandering the President. She and her Joe regularly slander the President.
So why are the congresswomen upset with Trump’s “incivility”? Why are they harping at the President’s remarks about Mika, with not a word for poor Joe. After all, Trump called him a “Psycho.” Such a terrible insult to Joe Scarborough’s looks!
In an op-ed in the WaPo, The Betrothed write:
More significant is Mr. Trump’s continued mistreatment of women. It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women. . .. the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children. We were heartened to hear a number of Republican lawmakers call out Mr. Trump for his offensive words and can only hope that the women who are closest to him will follow their examples. It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim the mantle of women’s empowerment while allowing a family member to continue such abusive conduct.
Yes, it’s like the Clinton administration, when we all waited . . . and waited . . . . and waited for Hillary –the woman who would be the president today if the members of the media had their way –to rein in her rapist-husband. And as for “setting the poorest of standards for our children,” maybe The Betrothed don’t remember that all across the nation, parents shooed the kids from the room when the news came on, what with the daily fellatio update, tales of stained dresses, flashing that thong, etc., ad nauseam.
But it’s a poor analogy, because President Trump hasn’t broken any laws. Or actually hurt anyone.
So all this faux outrage amounts to “the height of hypocrisy” as The Betrothed say.