Donald Trump is not one to hold back when it comes to insulting people, which is something that is frowned upon, especially since he is the president of the United States. But, Trump doesn’t seem to care about others, and so the only way to stand up to a bully is to fight back.
On Friday, after Trump attacked MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the couple decided to postpone their July 4 vacation and made an appearance on their program “Morning Joe,” and their colleagues came to their defense.
“He’s a pig, he’s a vulgar pig, and I find what’s ironic Michelle Obama says when he goes low, we go high,” said Donnie Deutsch. “You guys take the high road, I’ll go low. He’s physically disgusting to look at. So beyond the fact he’s obviously not well, the misogyny … besides the obvious vulgarity, the obvious stupidity, he’s not mentally okay. This is what — we have to start paying attention to it and he’s disgusting to look at.
“I had a little work done, and I just am a little self-conscious about it, just a little eye thing — I’m a little sensitive to it,” Deutsch joked, before he continued his rant on the president.
“Enough is enough with this disgusting, vulgar man,” Deutsch said, “and to talk about women that way and the irony is that you physically look like you do. Beyond the stupidity of it, you’re a pig, you are a bully and you are doing disgusting things to this country.”
Co-host Willie Geist then asked Deutsch whether he was helping to lower the discourse by responding to Trump’s insults some of his own.
“It absolutely does,” Deutsch agreed. “Maybe it’s time we all stop tippy-toeing. He’s disgusting to look at. I probably won’t be on this show again.”
Harold Ford, a political analyst and former Democratic congressman, said, “I thought Donnie’s physical reaction was more than justified this morning.”
Elise Jordan, an MSNBC political analyst pointed out that Trump is scared of strong independent women.
“There’s something about smart, strong, substantive women that really gets under Donald Trump’s skin,” Jordan said, “and to just make up this complete, strange lie which is quite creative. I sit by Mika, and if she’s got, I don’t know, work — gotten work, I want to know who her surgeon is because there was no indication whatsoever.”