As Alec Baldwin’s SNL Donald Trump once put it: “they like it when I play the hits.”
Which I suppose is what the President was thinking this morning when he played a riff on his classic “blood coming out of her wherever” Megyn Kelly moment.
As you’re undoubtedly aware, Trump kicked off Thursday with a truly ridiculous double dose of Twitter “covfefe” which found the leader of the free world claiming he once kicked “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski out of Mar-a-Lago because she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
According to Trump, Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough showed up at Mar-a-Lago “three nights in a row” and tried to force their way in (figuratively).
But because Mika was hemorrhaging from her orifices like a dying Ebola patient, he had to “say no!”
And while it’s fine with Republicans if Trump colludes with a hostile foreign power, bans Muslims, kicks millions of people off their health insurance, destroys the environment, and pushes the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, apparently berating a couple of talk show hosts was one step too far, because the GOP is freaking the fuck out.
Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins (Kan.) is furious…
Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) – a swing vote on the healthcare bill – is basically demanding that someone take Trump’s phone away from him…
Lindsey Graham can’t believe it…
Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is begging Trump to stop and wants the President to know that this simply “isn’t normal” behavior from someone who is sane …
Paul Ryan notes that what Trump said was “obviously” batshit crazy…
John McCain had this to say:
I’m just embarrassed–embarrassed isn’t the right word–I just regret it.
John’s daughter said this:
And then there’s the Democrats…
Meanwhile, Melania thinks it’s fine. “As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
And Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks it’s ok too, despite the fact that her father was appalled when SNL called her the daughter of “a big southern hamburger”:
Sure, Sarah. Just wait until he gets pissed off at you and calls you a “disgusting pig.”
So I guess the question for Trump now, is best articulated by Will Ferrell’s Allen Gamble:
Oh, and in case America needed one more slap in the face from Trump on Thursday, this just crossed: