CNN’s Van Jones and The Daily Mail’s Piers Morgan over the last 24 hours each offered their say about Donald Trump’s personal sensitivities, and on separate occasions, both men called the president an easily offended “snowflake.”
During “Anderson Cooper 360” Thursday night, Jones said that the president was once “Trumpzilla” but is now nothing more than a snowflake.
“When he ran he was this tough guy,” Jones said. “This guy who’s going to get things done, this great negotiator.”
“He was Trumpzilla,” Jones added. “He was going to make Washington bow down. He was going to drain the swamp. Now he’s President Snowflake. Everything he says, ‘Oh, they’re mean to me, and they don’t like me, and I just don’t understand it and it’s not fair.’”
Calling the president’s actions and responses to criticism “increasingly bizarre,” he concluded, “It turns out you don’t have Trumpzilla — you’ve got President Snowflake.”
For his part, Morgan took aim at the president in a blistering Friday column on The Daily Mail, telling paranoid “President Snowflake” to “stop whining.”
Quoting his favorite poem, “Self-Pity” by British poet DH Lawrence, Morgan wrote in an open-letter to Trump:
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself,” it reads. “A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
It’s [sic] meaning is simple: human beings are uniquely susceptible to self-indulgent, emotional wallowing. Animals, by contrast, are only concerned with survival and devote all their energy to that achieving that goal.
I thought of this when I heard you say on Wednesday: ‘No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly.’
Morgan noted that leaders like Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy — both of whom were assassinated — perhaps had it worse, as well as Nelson Mandela and Julius Caesar.
Piers later asked, “with great respect” to the president, “When … did you turn into President Snowflake?”
Calling into question the legitimacy of Trump’s “witch hunt” tweets — which read, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” referencing the appointment of Mueller as special counsel, and added, “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed.” — Morgan wrote:
What happened to the tough, no-nonsense, fearless winner who was going to make America great again?
The guy that campaigned so brilliantly to pull off the greatest coup in US election history wouldn’t recognise the one begging us to feel sorry for him now.
In fact, he’d probably be repulsed by him, wouldn’t he?
He’d surely consider him a ‘loser’?
Someone who couldn’t stand the heat when he got into the White House kitchen?
Yesterday, you doubled down on this lamentably weak thought process by tweeting: ‘This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!’
Morgan concluded his diatribe with a comparison of presidential nominee Trump’s and President Trump.
Morgan added that now is the time — as the president is embarking on a nine-day trip to visit leaders of countries like Saudia Arabia, Italy, and Israel, as well as the Pope — for Trump to make an attempt to turn around his presidency entirely.
“This is the moment to put those big boy pants back on again and be the President your voters assumed they were getting,” he concluded.