In an ironic twist of fate, Melania Trump has made cyber-bullying her signature issue as First Lady. She wasn’t distraught about something somebody said about her nude photos or Donald’s hair.
She explained that social media has gotten “too mean and too tough” — riddled with insults based on “looks and intelligence.”
When Melania said that she probably didn’t appreciate how foolish she would look when her husband bullied a disabled reporter,
bullied one of the most popular female anchors on any news show,
or bullied the female host of the Morning Joe show, Mika Brzezinski, suggesting that she was bleeding from a face lift.
Now, Trump is no doubt realizing that bullying does have consequences even if, and especially when, you are the President of the United States.
It appears that Robert Mueller is going to ask for Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus to testify on the Russian investigation. I bet Sean Spicer will remember when Trump made Spicer explain:
- The size of the inaugural crowds
- How a travel ban wasn’t a travel ban
- Explaining that Trump really meant to tweet the word “covfefe”
- Explaining that Trump didn’t have a bathrobe, when pictures were on the internet revealing Trump wearing a robe
- Trying to explain how the former head of the Trump campaign played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time
- Explaining that Trump fired Comey at the suggestion of the Justice Department, only to be contradicted by Trump in a national broadcast
Trump’s bullying of Reince Priebus was even worse. Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci contrary to the reccomendation of Priebus. Then after Scaramucci was hired Scaramucci accused Priebus of leaking information and challenging him to prove that he wasn’t. Trump apparently signed off on the appearance, with Scaramucci saying he had just spoken with the president before calling in. Later Scaramucci called Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” and accused him of “cock-blocking” Scaramucci’s hiring. He also acknowledged in the interview that he was going to send a suggestive tweet about Priebus being a leaker to mess with him.
However the most demeaning incident involving Priebus and Trump was the President’s summoning of Priebus for the purpose of killing a pesky fly. Priebus was apparently the most frequent target of Trump’s habitual bullying. The president “told associates that Priebus would make a good car salesman” and “mocked him for expressing excitement when he spotted his house from Air Force One, flying over Wisconsin,” according to reports from Politico.
Spicer and Priebus have the ability to assert various privileges when asked to testify, or simply answer the questions asked. It will be interesting to see just how anxious they are to have their revenge. Payback is a bitch, especially when you are under investigation by a special prosecutor and facing possible impeachment and/or criminal charges.