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 RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.) said those tweets were unacceptable, while Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China 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."