'Morning Joe' Rips First Lady's 'Audacity To Talk About Anti-Bullying'

The hosts of “Morning Joe” mocked first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday for claiming she is committed to stopping cyberbullying, according to Mediaite.

The president is “constantly cyberbullying,” Joe Scarborough noted. The former Republican congressman said that when he heard about the first lady’s campaign against online abuse, he thought: “Really? That’s fascinating. Remember the beauty queen (Donald Trump) said was fat? And ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, ‘Little’ Marco (Rubio) — he makes fun of people for being small.”

The MSNBC show’s other host, Mika Brzezinski, also accused Melania Trump of hypocrisy. She read aloud a portion of a story by The New York Times that stated: “The first lady is aware of criticism directed at her bullying prevention efforts, given the president’s proclivity for digital insults ....” Scarborough interrupted the quote to comment: “For, actually, bullying. If you are going to pick anything, that’s an interesting thing for Melania to pick, considering, well, I mean, all the insults.”

Scarborough reminded viewers that last year, Trump urged his supporters to physically attack protesters at campaign rallies. The commentator recalled that the president also used Twitter to ridicule each of the “Morning Joe” hosts. “We’ve got the Mika thing,” Scarborough said, a reference to a Trump tweet in June that Brzezinski had been “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at an event. After Brzezinski said "Oh my face,” Scarborough joked: “At least Melania stepped out and condemned him for — oh wait, no she didn’t.” Brzezinski replied: “She attacked me.”

“Morning Joe” pundit Willie Geist called the first lady’s campaign an “obvious level of hypocrisy.” Scarborough suggested that “maybe she should start with Patient X, or Patient Zero … when she sleeps with the worst bully in America.” Political analyst Mark Halperin asked “how historians are going to write about the Trump administration,” adding: “This is not a huge thing in the scheme of things, but it’s going to be hard for historians to explain this.”

Brzezinski, referring to the first lady’s visit with young students at a school this week, declared: “If you look at Melania speaking to children about making a friend and not bullying, and then you look at her husband talking about ‘Rocket Man’ and actually bullying what many consider the crazy leader of North Korea … this is our foreign policy? It’s bullying.” Scarborough expressed hope that Melania Trump’s initiative will be helpful. “This would be a good place to start … the first lady actually going out and having the audacity to talk about anti-bullying,” he said.

Newsweek pointed out that the president frequently uses social media to blast politicians, reporters and anyone who criticizes him. He has accounts on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter. The first lady’s communications director explained that “when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.” Many Republicans, as well as Democrats, have urged the president to stop making pronouncements on social media. White House aides reportedly are trying to rein in Trump’s Twitter habit, but they apparently are having little success.

Source: Mediaite, Newsweek
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