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.
Violence & violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. This #July4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 2, 2017
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.
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..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
...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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE (R-Wis.) said those tweets were unacceptable, while Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators introduce bill aimed at protecting Ukrainian civilians Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two MORE (R-S.C.) said they were “beneath the dignity” of the Oval Office.
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
GOP Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) also responded to Trump’s Twitter attacks on Brzezinski, tweeting "#StopTheTwitterTantrums."
The President’s tweets are beneath the dignity of his office. It needs to stop. #StopTheTwitterTantrums— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) June 29, 2017