Donald Trump may be on holiday at his Bedminster New Jersey but he took some time off to continue his Twitter rampage against MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski by referring to them as dumb and crazy. The two co-hosts have accused the white house of blackmail. Trump also posted an edited wrestling video on Twitter where he is shown beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face.

A history of demeaning women

It has been awhile since Donald Trump made any derogatory remarks about women but all that changed on Thursday when in a series of tweets, the president described Mika Brzezinski as having a low IQ and calling her crazy.

He also tweeted that she came to his resort in Florida bleeding badly from a facelift on New Year’s Eve. Trump has a long history of attacking the appearance of women and calling them crazy. Among his attacks were the ones on Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly. Rosie O’Donnell was referred to as fat and ugly and Megyn Kelly was described as a bimbo and with blood coming out of her eyes and her wherever.

MSNBC hosts accuse White House of blackmail

On their Morning Joe show on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski accused the White House staff of blackmail. They stated that top White House officials told them that an article about them would be published in the National Enquirer and that Trump would be able to stop it if they called him and apologised for criticising the administration.

Scarborough said that he did not comply with the request and the story ran in the National Inquirer which is run by a friend of Donald Trump. In a recent report, the New York Magazine reported on the close personal relationship between David Pecker, the chief executive of the Enquirer parent company, and Donald Trump. The article detailed how The Enquirer praised Trump while printing negative stories about his opponents.

A Tweet promoting violence?

CNN is accusing the President of the United States of encouraging violence against reporters. The network released a statement in response to a video Trump tweeted which showed him punching a person with a CNN logo. CNN also accused Trump of being involved in juvenile behaviour instead of preparing for his overseas trip, dealing with the North Korea crisis and the Health Care bill. Trump had edited a previous WWE broadcast to show him beating up a man with a prominent CNN logo on his face. The tweet marked an escalation of the ongoing Twitter war between CNN and Donald Trump.