Melania defends Trump’s attack on MSNBC host: ‘when attacked, he punches back 10 times harder’

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First Lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson released a brief statement in defense of Donald Trump after her deplorable husband sent these tweets attacking MSNBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski:

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

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…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

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Beyond the pale, right? Un-presidential, undignified in every way imaginable. The outage has been swift and as you’ll see below, a growing, bipartisan chorus of members of Congress and the Senate are publicly denouncing the president. That hasn’t stopped the spokesperson for Melania Trump and White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders from defending these deplorable statements.

Melania Trump's comms director: “As First Lady has stated publicly…when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 29, 2017

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In all fairness, if there is anyone in this world who knows Donald Trump’s vengeful heart, it is this woman:

As for the official White House response, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was even more vile as she took to Fox News (where else) to defend the indefensible:

.@SarahHuckabee just on Fox: “People on that show have personally attacked me many times. This is a president who fights fire with fire…” pic.twitter.com/bWVKyfoQfM

— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 29, 2017

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The president of the United States, sitting in the bully pulpit and using it to attack female journalists, American corporations and newspapers is the one being bullied? On what planet? How’s the world outside of the Fox News bubble reacting? With disgust and horror. And that includes Republicans like Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas:

This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women. https://t.co/sV6WDE0EUD

— Lynn Jenkins (@RepLynnJenkins) June 29, 2017

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Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE):

Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.

— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC):

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

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ):

Sen McCain on Trump's Tweets: “I'm just embarrassed–embarrassed isn't the right word–I just regret it.”

— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 29, 2017

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Congress has the ability to censure a sitting president and they should exercise that option to publicly denounce him TODAY.

Here’s a slew of other responses, including this one from the head of NBC News:

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

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For the record, this is a picture of @MorningMika at Mar-a-Lago at the time Trump is claiming she was “bleeding badly.” pic.twitter.com/NJgioOD3Va

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 29, 2017

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Man who aggressively uses self tanner and hair dye makes fun of woman over augmenting looks https://t.co/yUogPYaYQq

— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) June 29, 2017

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You can add Senator Collins (R-ME) to the list:

This has to stop – we all have a job – 3 branches of gov’t and media.  We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.

— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 29, 2017

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