MSNBC responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade Thursday against “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski by saying the president is putting personal grudges over the job he was elected to do.
“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,” MSNBC spokesperson Lori Acio said in statement.
Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Twitter for speaking “badly of me.” The tweets — which drew immediate criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — came toward the end of the pair’s morning cable news show.
When asked whether the president’s tweets were “out of line” during his weekly press conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.”
“Look, what we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate, and this obviously doesn’t help do that,” Ryan added.
Trump was a frequent guest on “Morning Joe” during the start of his 2016 presidential run. But his contentious relationship with the media has only grown since taking office earlier this year. He attacked CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Twitter earlier this week.
According to NBC News