Speaking on MSNBC, Megan Murphy, Bloomberg News's Washington Bureau chief, mostly overlooked Trump's tawdry chauvinism and adolescent condescension and instead addressed the deepening crisis of Trump vs. the media, which is reaching the dimensions of a full-scale war:
He’s the president. He should know how to behave. He owes her [Irish reporter Caitriona Perry] an apology. We deal with this every day, whether it’s press briefings that aren’t broadcast, whether this criticism of the press for so-called "fake news." We saw an eruption again in the briefing yesterday. This is the entire attitude towards the fourth estate that marginalizes us, that makes us feel like we don't have the responsibility that we have to bring the truth, the news, to the people. It's the latest in an incident, we need to draw the line; it's become a war against us and against the press. It's time that this kind of behavior stops. That is offensive on every level. But the overall approach the administration has taken toward the media is incredibly offensive.
Incredibly offensive. Those are perhaps the most felicitous two words ever applied to Trump and his sinister little band of enablers. In fact I can think of nothing inoffensive about them. They are the height of vulgarity and the lowest point of American politics. As for their tenacious supporters, after all the displays of the preceding? They are, indeed, just downright deplorable.