President Trump faced a swift and bipartisan backlash on Thursday after he assailed the television host Mika Brzezinski in unusually personal and crude terms, the latest of a string of escalating attacks by the president on the national news media.

Shortly before 9 a.m., as Ms. Brzezinski’s MSNBC show “Morning Joe” was ending, Mr. Trump used Twitter to taunt Ms. Brzezinski and her co-host, Joe Scarborough, referring to them as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe” and describing a meeting with Ms. Brzezinski in which, he said, “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

We all know Trump loves to steal the spotlight, but this latest act just gave Morning Joe a ‘facelift’ that money could never buy. I am sure the Morning Joe staff is thrilled.