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.



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 RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wis.) said those tweets were unacceptable, while Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Pence tours Rio Grande between US and Mexico GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures 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."