No surprises nothing new to see, its just another women under attack by the 45th President of the United States. As a candidate he attacked women and made fun of a person with a disability. As a citizen he often objectified women and made crude comments about women in public.
As bullies go, our President is your basic male chauvinistic bully. Thinned skinned, insecure and paranoid. An individual who rarely directly attacks an equal. Women are ornaments is his world, their role is to stand and look pretty.
A women below his standard of beauty would never enter his orbit.
He will never be challenged by a woman. Our President would never choose to appear on a national talk show featuring a woman or women. Losing debates to Hillary Clinton was devastating. Winning the election was bittersweet as he will go to the grave before conceding he lost the popular vote to a woman.
Despite his words and criticism, our President regularly watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was a four term member of The House of Representatives representing Florida’s first district. Scarborough is well respected and watched by other politicians.
A Republican, he has been critical of his party and the President . No more than other news pundits. He has been more critical of the President than his co-host Mika Brzezinski
On their show, Scarborough said that he was concerned about the very personal attacks on Brzezinski. He noted that he will insult the president and call him a racist. “And for some reason, he always goes after Mika,” he said.
Scarborough elaborated during Morning Joe: “He attacks women because he fears women.”
“The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us,” Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote, adding that they “believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends.'”
Americans should not be shocked, by the actions of our president. He long told us who he is. Supporters say, she and other news people had it coming . He is human and should be allowed to hit back !
But isn’t that counter to what we teach our children? Sticks and stones. Criticism is often the price that comes with being a public person. Before Trump, there was Obama, Bush. Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy and 35 other President who were criticized. At 71, the cement is cast. Its unlikely that the President will change.
Bullies are neutralized by calling them out. Saying this is unacceptable. The impact is greater when its amongst your peers. Yesterday, many GOP women came forward and denounced his actions, some male leader came forward. While the women were more direct in their criticism of the President, the men were less so.
Paul Ryan: “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.” “What we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate. And this obviously doesn’t help do that.” Sen. Ben Sasse “Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski “do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?” Sen. Lindsey Graham, “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”Rep. Lynn Jenkins,”This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women.” Sen. Orrin Hatch: “It’s incumbent on all of us, then — from the President to Congress on down — to be responsible for our speech.”Sen. Susan Collins “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.”
The male dominated members of his party must speak forcefully not just for the country, but for their mothers, grandmother’s ,aunt’s, sisters and the daughter’s they love. This form of bullying is not acceptable at anytime by anyone.