Sen. Klobuchar fires back at Trump's 'bleeding face-lift' tweet

Associated Press/Susan Walsh; Carlos Gonzalez

Associated Press/Susan Walsh; Carlos Gonzalez

Donald Trump -- a 71-year-old man who is president of the United States -- began his Thursday by boasting about not inviting MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to a party.

Trump capped the insult by claiming "low I.Q. Crazy" Brzezinski "was bleeding badly from a face-lift" as she attempted to gain access to a New Year's Eve celebration at his Florida estate:  

The Twitter blowback was severe.

Comic Andy Richter perhaps best encapsulated the situation:

Even Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Ben Sasse reacted with disgust: 

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan ever-so-bravely stated "I don’t see that as an appropriate comment."

Ready for some local connections? Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar piled on with this tweet: 

Elusive Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen, a Republican, issued the following condemnation: 

Brzezinski clapped back with a dig at Trump's purportedly tiny hands: 

First lady Melania Trump -- who once considered putting her name behind an anti-cyber-bullying initiative -- defended her husband. "As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her spokesperson told CNN.

Astonishingly, Trump's tweet about Brzezinkski is just the second vilest thing he's said about women bleeding in the past 12 months: