Donald Trump’s vile and false tweets attacking TV morning news hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski prove that Donald Trump is a jerk who does not understand the decorum and dignity incumbent upon the President of the United States.
Scarborough and Brzezinski say Trump’s latest cyberbullying fit is part of a disturbing descent into erratic behavior by Trump:
We have known Mr. Trump for more than a decade and have some fond memories of our relationship together. But that hasn’t stopped us from criticizing his abhorrent behavior or worrying about his fitness. During the height of the 2016 presidential campaign, Joe often listened to Trump staff members complain about their boss’s erratic behavior, including a top campaign official who was as close to the Republican candidate as anyone.
We, too, have noticed a change in his behavior over the past few years. Perhaps that is why we were neither shocked nor insulted by the president’s personal attack. The Donald Trump we knew before the campaign was a flawed character but one who still seemed capable of keeping his worst instincts in check [Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski, “Donald Trump Is Not Well,” Washington Post, 2017.06.30].
At best, the White House is occupied by an immature bully who’s more worried about fighting the fire of TV commentators than fighting real dangers to national security. At worst, Trump’s impulsive Twitter outbursts demonstrate a lack of the mental composure necessary to effectively represent the United States on the world stage and make complicated, challenging policy decisions.