UPDATE: Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough Respond to Trump's Twitter Attack 'We're Ok, The Country's Not'
This morning, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough delayed their planned vacation to appear on their show, MORNING JOE and respond to President Trump's personal attack on them. Said Brzezinski, "I'm fine. My family brought me up really tough. This is absolutely nothing, for me personally. But I am very concerned as to what this once again reveals about the president of the United States."
Added Scarborough, "We're ok, the country's not. Yesterday was just another example of how deeply personal he is. He attacks women because he fears women."
Brzezinski said of Trump's recent Twitter rant, "He appears to have a fragile, childlike, impetuous ego that we've seen over and again, especially with women," she said. "It's like he can't take it."
Watch a clip from this morning's show below:
Read more on the response at THR
Republicans and democrats alike were shocked by a series of morning tweets by Donald Trump which personally attacked MORNING JOE co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Check out Trump's tweets below!
In an interview with Fox News host Bill Hemmer, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to criticism of Trump's twitter rant, commenting, "I don't think that the President has ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn't push back. There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks, not just to him, but to frankly everyone around him. People on that show have personally attacked me many times. This is a President who fights fire with fire, and certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by liberal media, and the liberal elites within the media, or Hollywood, or anywhere else."
Trump's original tweets 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..- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
...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!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
Politicians in Washington were quick to respond to the tweets:
At a House Republicans news conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan responded,
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Trump's "Morning Joe" tweets: "Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment." https://t.co/Sz11G25P86- Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) June 29, 2017
GOP Sen. Ben Sasse tweeted
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.- Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a strong critic of the Trump administration, tweeted:
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
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, 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
GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch responded:
"It's incumbent on all of us, then - from the President to Congress on down - to be responsible for our speech." https://t.co/BVVKFll3Sj- Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 29, 2017
GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tweeted
This has to stop - we all have a job - 3 branches of gov't and media. We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.- Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 29, 2017
Rep. Tom Reed, R-New York, told CNN in an interview
GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets: "Maybe the intent is to distract from the health care debate" https://t.co/ggwGccYUum- CNN (@CNN) June 29, 2017
The hosts of ABC's THE VIEW offered their reactions: