House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Lindsey Graham, and other lawmakers react to President Trump’s attack on Twitter against the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Washington D.C. was fired up this week in the wake of Trump’s latest Twitter Tantrum targeting a woman.
Thursday morning Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” tweeting:
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). 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!”
Leading members of Congress to include Democrats and Republicans alike were quick to speak out against Trump’s tirade.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment, I think – Look, what we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone and civility of the debate and this obviously doesn’t do that.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that she was “appalled,” adding that: “This is the President of the United States. You don’t do things like that. You don’t attack women. We’re half of his constituency and I think that every woman who looked at [that] thought, you know, ‘why is he doing this?'”
Asked if she thought the tweets were sexist, Feinstein responded: “Absolutely.”
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters “I think it’s inappropriate. I think it’s wrong and I think the tweet speaks for itself.” Continuing, Graham added that “Tweets like this are inconsistent with the greatness of the country and the office.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated that: “It is so beneath the dignity of the President of the United States to engage in such behavior. I think it’s blatantly sexist. I don’t even know that there’s even any question of it.”
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine responded that: “The president’s tweet was completely inappropriate and I think he needs to better appreciate the roles played by the three branches of government and by the media. And we’re not always going to agree, we’re not always going to get along – but there’s no need for such uncivil language.