Trump faces backlash over tweets about Mika Brzezinski
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump is under fire for disparaging MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Thursday morning on Twitter.
Trump tweeted that Scarborough was “pyscho” and “low I.Q. Crazy” Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at one point.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., both frequent Trump critics, assailed the president on Twitter.
“Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America,” Graham wrote in a post.
“Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Sasse wrote.
Meghan McCain, a media personality and the eldest daughter of Sen. John McCain, also criticized the president’s tweets.
“I do not think making fun of a woman’s looks is acceptable. I get it every day of my life. I think that tweet is cruel – and unpresidential,” Meghan McCain wrote.
She wrote in another tweet, “What does Ivanka think of this?”
The communications team for MSNBC, the channel that airs Morning Joe, didn’t hold back in its response.
“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” the channel tweeted.
The White House is defending Trump’s tweets. Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News that the president has been subject to “outrageous” personal attacks on Morning Joe.
“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 in Hollywood or anywhere else,” she said.
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