Earlier this morning, President Trump sent shock waves across America after making an astonishingly cruel and childish tweet directed towards ‘Morning Joe’ co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. The tweet read as follows:
“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!” Trump tweeted earlier this morning.
The President seems to constantly be pushing the limit on what is and is not Presidential when it comes to calling out members of the media. After attacking CNN on Tuesday and the Washington Post and New York Times yesterday, today it appeared to be MSNBC’s turn. ‘Morning Joe’ is one of the more highly rated politically-geared morning shows in the country, and hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have constantly been pushing back at some of Trump’s recent actions. While the President may feel he has a right to fight back, the right way to do so is by presenting an intelligent recourse rather than personal attacks directed towards an individual’s appearance, like he did this morning.
While politicians and the media have been attacking the President for his childish tweets for many months now, this morning, a notable Republican decided that it was time to speak up as well. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham lashed out at the President in the following tweet:
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
While Graham has been one of the more outspoken Republican critics of the President, he never actually took things this far in the past. Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse also chimed in with scathing remarks:
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
These tweets this morning may be an indication that some within the GOP may finally be turning on the President, or at the very least beginning to feel more confident in criticizing him.