Geraldo appeared on FOX Friday morning asking President Trump to apologize to Mika.
While he admits that Joe Scarborough and Mika have been “grotesquely disrespectful” to the president, he claims that criticizing a woman’s looks is beyond the pale.
As a technical matter, all Trump said was that Mika had had a face lift. He didn’t say she was unattractive. If she had a face lift, it didn’t mean that Trump thought she was unattractive beforehand. It would have been her choice.
Trump did say Mika was “low-IQ” which to me would be more insulting.
He didn’t say it though because she was a woman. Mainly because in the same set of tweets he smacked down an alleged man as well, her husband-to-be, Joe Scarborough.
Nevertheless, more than 80 percent of the president’s Twitter feed is about the issues. For example, Thursday he tweeted about legislation that was being voted on in the House. He tweeted about America’s energy. Friday morning, he tweeted about sending federal assistance to Chicago where local government has been unable to get a handle on the city’s rampant crime. Unbeknownst to the mainstream media and to most of the politicians in D.C., it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time.
Trump’s Twitter handle is a powerful tool. And when members of media are treating him in a “grotesquely disrespectful” manner, he not only has the right to punch back, he must continue to do so. Against the wishes of the media, he did it during the elections (both primary and general) and guess what? He won.