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Trump Has Finally Gone Too Far: Fed Up GOP Senators Condemn ‘Despicable Behavior’

Republican lawmakers on Thursday swiftly rebuked President Donald Trump’s cruel attack on the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” saying the insults were “beneath the dignity” of the office of the president.

In a two-part tweet, Trump attacked “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, accusing Brzezinski of “bleeding badly from a face-lift” while she and Scarborough were visiting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in December.

The messages, some of the most graphic and personal since Trump became president, were condemned by Republicans who are struggling to push forward Trump’s legislative agenda while the White House is consumed by the Russia probes and self-inflicted dramas.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Ben Sasse (Neb.) joined a loud chorus on social media denouncing the president’s latest tweets.

The tweets were the latest in a series of attacks launched by Trump this week on several mainstream media outlets, including CNN, ABC, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

But the graphic claim that Brzezinski had undergone plastic surgery immediately prompted fierce criticism because of the personal and crude nature of the attack.

A spokesman for NBC News responded to Trump’s attack shortly afterwards, writing on Twitter that “‘it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.'”

Brzezinski hit back at the president for “lying … and destroying the country.”

“Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country,” Brzezinski said in reference to a Washington Post report that alleges a fabricated Time magazine cover photo featuring Trump is hanging in at least five of his golf clubs.

Trump also attacked The Washington Post on Wednesday, complaining that the “fake news Amazon Guardian” newspaper didn’t pay “Internet taxes.”


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