Trump ridicules female TV host’s looks, calls her crazy
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Trump ridicules female TV host’s looks, calls her crazy

Trump tweets that he refused to meet MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski because she ‘was bleeding badly from a face-lift’

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting to urge passage of bills to enforce federal laws on immigration in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2017. (Nicholas/AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting to urge passage of bills to enforce federal laws on immigration in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2017. (Nicholas/AFP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show “Morning Joe.”

“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!”

Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that has the phrase “made for little hands.” That was a dig at Trump, who has long been sensitive about the size of his hands.

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the tweets, including what it was that set the president off.

On their Wednesday show, Brzezinski and Scarborough roundly mocked Trump for displaying in several of his golf resorts a fake Time Magazine cover featuring himself.

“That’s needy,” Brzezinski said on the show.

About 15 minutes before the president himself tweeted, White House social media director Dan Scavino similarly attacked the hosts.

“#DumbAsARockMika and lover #JealousJoe are lost, confused & saddened since @POTUS @realDonaldTrump stopped returning their calls! Unhinged,” Scavino wrote on his personal account.

Trump was correct that the MSNBC hosts spent time at the president’s Florida resort, a visit that Scarborough said was to arrange a Trump interview.

This file photo taken on January 6, 2012 shows (L-R) Host Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski speaking onstage during the 'Morning Joe' panel at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. (Frederick M. Brown/AFP)
This file photo taken on January 6, 2012 shows (L-R) Host Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski speaking onstage during the ‘Morning Joe’ panel at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California. (Frederick M. Brown/AFP)
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