John Legend Calls Out Donald Trump For His Tweets

by Mathew Jedeikin
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In two tweets posted on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump lashed out at MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, calling her "crazy" and accusing her of "bleeding badly" from a facelift while at his Mar-a-Lago club. Many have called out the offensive tweets, including singer John Legend, who noted that Melania Trump's mission to bring an end to cyberbullying "is off to a slow start." His statement resonates, because Legend very accurately captured what the president of the United States is doing — bullying a woman with whom he disagrees online.

Trumps tweets were reportedly in response to a segment on MSNBC's Morning Joe in which Brzezinski and her co-hosts discussed the fake Time magazine covers featuring Trump that reportedly are hanging at a few of his properties, as BuzzFeed reports. "Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day, and destroying the country," Brzezinski said on the show.

Shortly after the segment Trump attacked Brzezinski and her co-hosts via Twitter. "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.." he tweeted, continued in another tweet, "... to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

This certainly isn't the first time Trump has bullied a woman in the media. Notably, during his campaign for president, he said Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever." His tendency to insult and bully opponents and reporters during his campaign is what made people question First Lady Melania Trump's decision to take on cyberbullying.

Trump's latest Twitter rant definitely does not seem to align with the first lady's mission, as what he tweeted is cyberbullying. Legend was quick to respond to the president, calling out the hypocrisy of the first lady's cyberbullying campaign.

"I see Melania's campaign to end cyber bullying is off to a slow start," Legend tweeted.

For her part, the first lady seemingly defended President Trump. "As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past," her communications director told CNN, "when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."

But while Melania hasn't spoken out against her husband's words, numerous Republican members of Congress have agreed that his tweets are indefensible.