Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor added her voice to Twitter condemning President Donald Trump’s tweet from earlier in the day, where he mocked Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC.
“President is a poor role model for America’s children, all of us,” Castor tweeted Thursday afternoon. “His tweets, actions are far beneath the dignity required of the office.”
President is a poor role model for America's children, all of us. His tweets, actions are far beneath the dignity required of the office https://t.co/O4Q0UZe8CG
— US Rep Kathy Castor (@USRepKCastor) June 29, 2017
Trump claimed earlier Thursday that Brzezinski and her Morning Joe partner (both on and off air) Joe Scarborough courted him for an interview at Mar-a-Lago around the New Year’s Eve holiday.
“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” the president wrote.
In her post, Castor quoted an earlier tweet from presidential historian Michael Beschloss, who wrote: “George Washington wrote John Adams in 1789 that a President of the United States must ‘maintain the dignity of Office.'”
Castor was just one of a number of Democrats and Republicans voicing objections to Trump’s latest Twitter storm.
“It’s so blatantly sexist I don’t even know that there’s any question about it,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.
“It’s really sad,” she added. “This is the president of the United States. Something’s wrong there.”
Brzezinski also responded:
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017