A top NBC spokesman said Thursday that it was "beneath my dignity" to respond to President Trump's attacks on Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Trump attacked Brzezinski as "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" in a series of morning tweets, claiming that he had seen Brzezinski "bleeding badly from a face-lift."
"Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, 'it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States,'" Mark Kornblau, NBCUniversal News Group's senior vice president of communications, tweeted in response.
Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, "it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States."— Mark Kornblau (@MarkKornblau) June 29, 2017
His comments came after Trump bashed Brzezinski in tweets about her New Year's Eve visit to Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
"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 ..." Trump tweeted before adding, "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!"
Trump’s latest tweets followed a slew of attacks on various media outlets this week.
MSNBC expressed disappointment in a statement following the tweets.
"It's a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job," the statement said.
MSNBC statement on Trump's "facelift" Twitter outburst: pic.twitter.com/uXXwdKr6Kd— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 29, 2017