Trump hits back at Morning Joe host Brzezinski; claims she was bleeding from bad face-lift

President Donald Trump answers a question about health care during a meeting with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The President of the United States Thursday unleashed another Twitter tirade - this time against "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski, whom Donald Trump called "crazy" before alleging he rebuffed an invitation to hang out at Mar-a-Lago while she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift."

Brzezinski, apparently, drew the president's ire for remarking on The Washington Post's story about at least four copies of fake TIME magazines featuring the president on the cover that adorn four of his golf clubs.

"Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country," Brzezinski said before adding, "he's covering his hands here [on the aforementioned cover] because they're teensy."

The size of the president's hands became a hot button issue during the 2016 presidential primaries.

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 president said in response.

"Morning Joe" himself Joe Scarborough said they were at Mar-a-Lago to arrange an interview.

A spokesman for MSNBC said, "it’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job."

Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for First Lady Melania Trump, later added, "as the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."

Brzezinski then tweeted a photo of a Cheerios box inscribed with the saying "Made For Little Hands" without a caption.

Five-term Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas said on Twitter: "This is not okay. As a female in politics, I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women."

Two other Republican senators said the president's crude tweet about a female cable TV host is beneath the dignity of the office.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said on Twitter: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office."

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Sasse did not support Trump in the presidential race, and Graham ran against Trump for the GOP nomination.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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