Mika Brzezinksi's Response To Trump's Tweet About Her Is So, So Savage

by John Haltiwanger
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President Donald Trump has once again generated controversy via Twitter.

On Thursday, Trump tweeted an inherently sexist remark about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

Trump attacked Brzezinski's appearance.

But Brzezinski clapped back on Twitter in the most brilliant way.

Trump isn't going to like this. He's fairly fragile when it comes to the subject of the size of his hands.

This is hardly the first time we've seen Trump exhibit blatant sexism.

Trump has a long history of sexist behavior.

Just this week, the president interrupted a call with a foreign leader to comment on a female reporter's appearance.

The reporter, Caitríona Perry, was clearly creeped out by this, and you can hardly blame her.

Not to mention, you might recall he was recorded bragging about sexual assault (yet, somehow, people were still OK voting for him).

Trump once said you have to treat women "like sh*t," so while we shouldn't condone his behavior, it shouldn't really come as a surprise at this point.

First lady Melania Trump has said she wants to focus on combatting cyberbullying — perhaps she should start with her husband.

This is how the first lady's communications director responded to the president's sexist attack against Brzezinski: "As the first lady has stated publicly, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."

Back in November, the first lady said,

Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is absolutely unacceptable when it's done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.

Has she changed her mind, or is cyberbullying only OK when her husband is the perpetrator?

Even some Republicans condemned Trump's tweet, and asked him to consider the consequences of his behavior.

With that said, most Republican politicians were still OK with endorsing Trump during the U.S. presidential campaign, even after the infamous Access Hollywood tape.

In other words, they're arguably complicit in Trump's behavior.

But, at least they're attempting to hold him accountable. Better late than never, I guess.

To be clear, it's not normal for the president of the United States to behave like a sexist, internet troll.

In the United States, the president is not only meant to make decisions for the betterment of the country, he or she is also supposed to be a role model for future generations and an embodiment of American values.

When a president attacks a woman for her appearance, it essentially signifies to young people, especially young men, that it's OK for them to behave the same way.

And what does it say about a country when its leader spends much of his time attacking his critics on social media, while casually sprinkling misogyny in there like some sort of sexist, nightmarish version of salt bae?

Well, it says that we have a long way to go as a society when it comes to respecting women, and we should arguably be ashamed to have voted such a man into the White House.