Tapper: So how is Melania’s anti-cyberbullying campaign going?
CNN’s Jake Tapper questioned how first lady Melania Trump’s cyber bullying initiative was coming along minutes after President Trump bashed the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Twitter.
“This reminds me: how is @FLOTUS’s campaign against cyber-bullying going?” Tapper tweeted.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 29, 2017
Trump criticized the “Morning Joe” co-hosts in a series of early morning tweets that referenced a “face-lift” for co-host Mika Brzezinski.
“I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump tweeted Thursday.
“Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came 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!”
The president often rails on the media and refers to certain networks and stories as “fake news.”
He has repeatedly attacked the “Morning Joe” co-hosts, who have not been shy about returning fire on social media or on their show.
After Trump’s tweet Thursday, Brzezinski fired back at the president with a personal attack of her own, tweeting an image of the back of a cereal box labeled “made for little hands.”
Scarborough has previously commented on the trip to Mar-a-Lago, saying he and Brzezinski were working to get an interview with Trump. The two hosts came under some criticism at the time for attending the party and being too cozy with the then-president-elect.
Such criticism of “Morning Joe” was common during the 2016 GOP primary, though the program’s coverage appeared to get tougher on Trump during the general election.
Since Trump’s election, Trump and the show’s hosts have frequently feuded.
Melania Trump said in the past that as first lady, she would focus on issues including eliminating cyber bullying.
Other reporters on Twitter also raised questions about the first lady’s cyber bullying initiative after her husband’s early-morning attack.
NEW: Asked abt FLOTUS' anti-cyberbullying effort, spox says Melania's "continuing to be thoughtful abt her platform." More announcements TK.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 29, 2017