Trump’s barbs aimed at women are just plain sick

The president’s Twitter attack on a talk show host is a return to familiar territory.

Is President Trump aware of his own obsession with women and blood? Trump has been tweeting again, and this time, his “flexibly” spelt vitriol was aimed at the Morning Joe talk show hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough who he accused of trying to hang out with him at some New Year do. Trump tweeted about Brzezinski: “She was bleeding badly from a facelift. I said no.” The Morning Joe hosts have now questioned Trump’s mental state … meh, who hasn’t?

Has Trump got an issue with women and blood? Many will recall his previous haemoglobin-themed rant about the TV journalist, Megyn Kelly (“Blood coming out of her wherever”), when she had the temerity to ask him questions. So, while Kelly was depicted as belligerently menstruating, Brzezinski, four years older, was denigrated for bleeding from plastic surgery wounds.

Tellingly, Scarborough managed to do the decent (male) thing and not bleed at all. Basically, with Trump and women, it’s all about blood, blood and more blood, gushing everywhere, like a lady-version of the lift scene in The Shining.

If ever there was a tiny clue that a man has a big problem with women, this surely is it.