Politicians React To President Trump’s Morning Attack On MSNBC Anchor 

After the President went on a Twitter rant attacking a journalist, many politicians expressed their distaste on social media. 

On Thursday, the President went on Twitter and attacked former friend and MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. 

President Donald Trump said, “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.."

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He continued in a second tweet by saying,"...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." 

Several politicians including Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Mike Coffman, Sen. Susan Collins immediately condemned the tweets. 

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https://twitter.com/RepMikeCoffman/status/880467281922404352

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https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins/status/880445276741402624

Until recently, President Trump had a friendly relationship with Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. The relationship has soured as Brzezinski and Scarborough have repeatedly been critical of Trump’s actions and policies as President. 

President Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed his actions in an interview with FoxNews. 

“Look, I don't think that the president's 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 Hollywood or anywhere else.”

But this isn't Trump’s first attack on journalists. Back in 2015, he attacked Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential debate. 

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] Donald Trump is up to his old tricks and unleashing more Twitter tirades. All right, the President-elect is attacking Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party for wanting a recount of votes in key swing states. He tweeted, the Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be Accepted. Not so anymore! He continued, in addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. Nevermind the fact that there was absolutely no evidence of voter fraud. Zero, zip, nada. So, what say you, Essence Live fans? Are the Democrats and Green Party right and Insisting a recount for key swing states or shall we all just let it go and already, finally accept the fact that Donald Trump is our next president. [BLANK_AUDIO]
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