After President Trump posted scathing tweets attacking the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” two Republican senators criticized Trump’s tweets, saying that the insults were “beneath the dignity” of the office of the president.
Joining numerous others in denouncing Trump’s tweets were GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.).
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
Trump has also launched Twitter attacks this week against several mainstream media organizations, including CNN, ABC, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Trump targeted “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough in a pair of tweets in which he contended that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” while she and Scarborough were visiting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in December.
Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins also condemned the President Trump for attacking Brzezinski’s appearance.
“This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women,” Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) tweeted.
This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women. https://t.co/sV6WDE0EUD
— Lynn Jenkins (@RepLynnJenkins) June 29, 2017
In response to Trump’s tweets, NBC News spokesman Mark Kornblau tweeted, “Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, ‘it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.’”
Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, “it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.”
— Mark Kornblau (@MarkKornblau) June 29, 2017
The White House stood by the president following his tweets, with White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, “I don’t think that the president has ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn’t push back.”
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