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The Latest: GOP senators criticize Trump for crude tweet

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/29/2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweet about cable TV host Mika Brzezinski (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

Two Republican senators say the president's crude tweet about a female cable TV host is beneath the dignity of the office.

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, President Donald Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." Trump called Brzezinski "crazy" and said he had seen her "bleeding badly from a face-lift."

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said on Twitter: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office."

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Sasse did not support Trump in the presidential race, and Graham ran against Trump for the GOP nomination.


10:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump has ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he's stopped watching.

Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

Here's what Trump says: "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!"

They spent time at Trump's Florida resort — a visit Scarborough said was to arrange a Trump interview.

The White House hasn't responded to a request for comment.

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