Hours after President Trump posted a pair of ugly tweets attacking cable TV hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, cable news talk shows across the political spectrum featured lengthy, often angry monologues accusing him of demeaning his office as well as women.
Conservatives Charles Krauthammer and Tucker Carlson criticized the tweets on Fox News, with Krauthammer saying, “Presidents don’t talk like this.”
On CNN, Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper dedicated their opening remarks to what Lemon called Trump’s “flat-out gross and disgusting” tweets.
And on a CNN panel Thursday night, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers got into a lively debate over the definitions of “feminism” and “misogyny” with Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord.
But even Lord, who usually defends anything and everything Trump does, said, “I don’t think he should have done it.”
Perhaps the strongest repudiation yet comes from Nicolle Wallace. Wallace served as George W. Bush’s communication chief. Nicolle Wallace, as a Republican woman sums up pretty much what the rest of us think.
To those who try to excuse Trump or make excuses for him–this is 2017. This kind of garbage issued in a tweet is unacceptable and beneath the Office of the president of the United States. The se is sim ycophants need to start telling Trump he is simply rude, crude and socially unacceptable.