Expert: Trump tweets are classic case of 'cyberbullying'

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WHITE PLAINS -

People across Westchester are pleading with President Donald Trump to quit social media after his latest Twitter tirade disparaging the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."  

President Trump called Joe Scarborough "psycho Joe" and lashed out at his co-host and fiancée Mika Brezinski, saying she has a "low IQ" and was "bleeding badly from a facelift" while on a visit to his Florida estate.

Social media expert Kris Ruby says the president's tweet is a classic case of cyberbullying. He thinks Brezinski handled the situation well with her own tongue-in-cheek tweet in response to the president. 

"The way they handled it was obviously addressing it on air. But they weren't giving back with more malicious attacks," says Ruby. 

Despite the backlash from the "Morning Joe" tweets, the president's team is standing firmly behind him, saying he's a fighter especially when under attack by the media. 

First lady Melania Trump, who has said she wants to make combatting cyberbullying her focus while in the White House, says she supports her husband. 

Many in Westchester say it's unlikely the president will stop tweeting despite the pushback. Many said they wished he would. 

"Just stop it. It's not very nice," says Jessica Keim, of White Plains.

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