“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has added her voice to the cacophony of anger in response to President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack against “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski Thursday morning — and added the voice of another U.S. president, too.
Thursday morning, Rowling tweeted a quote from Abraham Lincoln with screenshots of the president’s tweets against Brzezinski.
“‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.’ Abraham Lincoln,” she tweeted.
'Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.' Abraham Lincoln pic.twitter.com/vkJnlXbnXg
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 29, 2017
Trump said Brzezinski had a “low I.Q.” and slammed her for “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough — Brzezinksi’s co-host and fiancé — around New Year’s Eve.
Rowling’s is one of many negative reactions to Trump’s tweets. Brzezinski herself clapped back with an attack on the president’s so-called tiny hands in a tweet featuring a Cheerio box that says “made for little hands.”
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017
Several others have come to Brzezinski’s defense, calling the president’s behavior undignified.
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
This is disgraceful & shameful. The message this sends, that you can bully others like this w/out any shame or consequence, is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/jrvzJwIspd
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 29, 2017