Fox News anchor: Obama was relentlessly criticized, and he didn’t freak out like Trump

Fox News anchor Julie Banderas just sharply criticized President Trump’s impulsive attack on Mika Brzezinski today, comparing his behavior with the poised way that President Obama responded to criticism.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel appeared on Fox News to do damage control for Trump’s latest enraged tweet, in which he said “low I.Q.” Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” in retaliation to her critical coverage of him.

The highest praise McDaniel had to offer Trump was that he was a “human” before quickly attempting to pivot to more policy-related topics. “Today, the president acted like a human, and he pushed back,” McDaniel said. “And we can have a discussion on who’s right or wrong, but at the end of the day we have to focus on the American people who sent us here to lead and make our lives better.”

Banderas cut her off, comparing Trump’s behavior to that of her 4-year-old child.

“I don’t care who you are. You don’t stoop to the level of that. I mean that’s like me scolding my 4-year-old for using a bad word and then me repeating it. That’s just not how you run a country or you parent a 4-year-old,” Banderas said. “I mean I have to be honest, you know, if you see this negative commentary on a show, change the channel. Ignore it. I mean that’s what I tell my kids: When somebody’s mean to you, don’t fight back. Just walk away.”

McDaniel then suggested that Trump was justified in suggesting that a woman critic was “bleeding” (again) because they had called him such names as “stupid” or “thug.”

“It’s day after day after day of this constant media – they’re calling the President of the United States stupid, a good, a thug,” McDaniel said. “Comparing him to somebody with dementia. Where has the outrage been on that?”

“People used to call President Obama stupid!” Banderas interrupted. “People used to call him a Muslim. People used to call him under-qualified, a sellout to America, a hater of Israel,” she said. “I mean they called him every name in the book, but you didn’t see him lash out.”

You can watch the full interview here.

Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW