Cartoon: Flinging with Trump
I am 51-years-old man and I earn a living drawing funny pictures and making fun of people, and even I think Donald Trump is immature.
As difficult as it may be to type out, or even come to full acceptance, Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. He has a full docket. Just yesterday he should have been focused on meeting with the president of South Korea, the travel ban, healthcare, North Korea, and Syria. At the very most with the nonsense, he should only be vaguely aware that the host of a morning news show said something bad about him.
You would think the party that accuses liberals of being snowflakes wouldn’t have given us a president who is constantly “victimized” and whining. But here we are. The president of the United States is bullying women on Twitter. It’s bad enough we have to put up with his lies, that we have to worry about his instability.
Thursday morning, Trump waited for the MSNBC show Morning Joe to go off the air and then dropped tweet bombs insulting hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
Trump referred to Scarborough as “Psycho Joe” and Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Mika.” His assault on Mika was more intense than what he leveled at Joe. He claimed that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a social gathering at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida around New Year’s Eve. Neither Trump or the White House has, or can, explain what exactly brought on the attack.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his wife Melania have supported Donald and his treatment of women. Melania, oddly enough, plans to use her position as First Lady to combat online bullying. Ivanka recently complained how mean and “vicious” Washington is to her father. Melania defended her husband, totally ignoring the bullying aspect of his tweets. So far Ivanka has remained silent on her father’s Thursday sexist tweet storm.
Someone needs to ask Melania if she would be comfortable if Barron treated classmates the way his father treats others. Ivanka should be asked if she would be fine if her children emulated their grandfather. His behavior isn’t acceptable for children, less enough a 71-year-old man who happens to be president.
Trump has an issue with woman and a weird fascination with blood. He said Megan Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” when she questioned him at a debate. In the past he’s insulted Rosie O’Donnell by calling her a pig. He threw further insults at Carly Fiorina and Heidi Cruz while on the campaign trail. Let’s not forget his insults to one of his Miss Universe contestants for gaining weight when he referred to her as “Miss Piggy.” I imagine most Republicans who defend this behavior from Trump would punch a man who called their wife, daughter, or mother “Miss Piggy.”
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump. She said America elected a fighter. No. The majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton. Those who voted for Trump fell for the lie that he would act presidential after he was elected. He’s not a fighter. He’s a school-yard bully and a whiny man-baby.
She said Trump brings “dignity to the presidency every day.” Really? It’s dignified to insult women for their appearance? I don’t remember Bush or Obama hurling personal insults at journalists. I don’t recall Reagan speculating on Helen Thomas’ menstrual cycle based upon her tough questioning.
Finally, Ms. Sanders said Trump was “fighting fire with fire.” The immature part here is the fact that he’s fighting. It takes at least two to fight. If Trump ignored it and focused on the duties of his job then there wouldn’t be a fight. George W. Bush didn’t lash out at Kanye West for saying he didn’t care about black people. The president is not required or expected to react to every perceived slight.
Trump isn’t a fighter or a counter-puncher. He’s a sexist bully who acts like a child in a schoolyard pulling girls’ hair. He’s not fighting fire with fire.
He’s flinging poo.
Clay Jones can be reached at [email protected]