Pelosi criticizes 'violent imagery' in Trump's CNN tweet

Pelosi criticizes 'violent imagery' in Trump's CNN tweet
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday blasted President Trump’s latest attack on CNN, calling on Americans to reject "violet imagery" used to "bully the press."

“Violence & violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. This #July4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy,” Pelosi said in a tweet.

 

 

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Pelosi’s tweet came after Trump tweeted a modified video showing the president slamming a person with a CNN logo pasted on their face to the ground.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) also called for every Republican member of Congress to condemn Trump's tweet.

"I am calling on EVERY @HouseGOP Member of Congress to condemn this. You were elected to be a check on power. Check it, or you condone it," Swalwell tweeted on Sunday. 

 

 

The president is facing bipartisan backlash after launching a personal attack on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. Trump last Thursday called her “low I.Q.” and “stupid,” and referred to her bleeding from a face-lift during a New Year’s Eve visit to his Mar-a-Lago club.

 

 

 

 

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFive GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump walks back criticism of UK Brexit strategy | McConnell worries US in 'early stages' of trade war | US trade deficit with China hits new record Tampons sent to Dem who called for free feminine hygiene products in House MORE (R-Wis.) said those tweets were unacceptable, while Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts: report Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs MORE (R-S.C.) said they were “beneath the dignity” of the Oval Office.

 

 

GOP Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) also responded to Trump’s Twitter attacks on Brzezinski, tweeting "#StopTheTwitterTantrums."