With his latest two tweets, in which he attacked "Morning" Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Trump may have finally crossed the line. At least that's the view of a group of Republicans who slammed Trump's over his tweets attacking MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, saying the personal jabs about a woman’s looks were unworthy of the presidency.
“Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said on Twitter Thursday.
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham also slammed Trump tweeting. “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America,”
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
As noted earlier, Trump prompted the latest bout of outrage this morning after calling Brzezinski “crazy” and said she had been “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he refused to see her in December. Brzezinski hosts the MSNBC show “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough.
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump said. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
“This is not okay,” Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas said on Twitter. “As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women.”
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
A senior vice president at NBC News, Mark Kornblau, also responded to the president’s attack: “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
According to Bloomberg, the White House defended Trump’s remarks.
“I don’t think that the president’s ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn’t push back,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday on Fox. “This is a president who fights fire with fire and certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by the liberal media and the liberal elites within the media or Hollywood or anywhere else.”
Fox puts out a transcript of Sarah Huckabee Sanders interview from this AM pic.twitter.com/aVjZNQ2CIq— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 29, 2017
As expected, the Democratic National Committee ripped into President Trump saying his "bullying tweets are an attack on women everywhere."
“Trump’s bullying tweets are an attack on women everywhere," the DNC said. "From his Twitter slurs to his policies, we have a president who continues to show us he has no regard for women and whose comments demean the office he holds."
But Mika's response was perhaps the most appropriate so far: