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Top Republicans on Trump's Tweets: "Please Just Stop"

by Countable | 6.29.17

In a particularly graphic personal attack, President Trump Thursday morning went after Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Members of Congress, notably high-ranking Republicans, are responding with dismay. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called Trump’s remarks, "beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine tweeted, "This has to stop," and continued, “We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.”

And Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse was perhaps the most blunt in his response. "Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office," Sasse tweeted.

Donald Trump has made a habit of using Twitter to personally attack media figures and political rivals. His conflicts with conservative media personality Megyn Kelly and presidential rival Hillary Clinton are well documented. During the Republican primary Trump also insulted the appearance of rival Ted Cruz’s wife.

Never before has the U.S. had a president with the kind of unfiltered access to the public that President Trump has. Questions about the potential effects on U.S. diplomacy and policy have reached a point where legislation is currently pending to preserve Trump’s personal Twitter feed like any other official historical document.

With these latest tweets President Trump is also coming under fire for his contribution to the lack of civility in politics. The issue has been on many minds in Washington following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at a Congressional charity baseball practice. Members of Congress are circulating a civility pledge and appealing to politicians for commitments.

Are you concerned about a lack of civility in politics, and President Trump’s use of Twitter? Use the Take Action button to tell your reps what you think!

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Joe
    06/29/2017
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    Continue with Russian investigation and work on impeaching this ridiculous president. For the good of the country this should be a focus of democrats. While a couple republicans criticized Trump for this, most are too spineless to comment. Impeach Donald Trump. Get it done.

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  • ValVoter
    06/29/2017
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    This man is destroying the integrity of our country! For those who support and enable him--your sanity is also being questioned. He is unfit--in any capacity--to hold the office of POTUS. Who in hell can take him or his party seriously? Every single day, the news is filled with his stupidity. No leader here...only sorrow and humiliation.

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  • Mancos
    06/29/2017
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    There's a really effective way to have him stop...it's called impeachment.

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  • Sandy
    06/29/2017
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    The Twitter attack on Mika is disgusting, disturbing and beneath the office of the President. This is another example of a President who is mentally unfit for office. We demand he be psychologically examined and removed from office. This man is a danger to the United States and the GOP is complicit in this farce. Your jobs are at risk and your reputations when he puts this country in danger. That is when. Not if. Remove him.

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  • Rick
    06/29/2017
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    These boorish Tweets reflect poorly on the US and the Office of the President. The world is watching.

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  • Jacob
    06/29/2017
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    Kinda what Hillary Clinton was talking about when she said "a man who can be baited with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." Why is this a conversation we're only just having now?

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  • NMorella
    06/29/2017
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    To my Senators: what Trump says and does is a reflection of you. Get rid of this 5 year old insane person. Never will vote for you in the next election.

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  • Jeff
    06/29/2017
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    I say let him keep going. He is saying what all republicans want to say, but don't have the guts. Keep going, Orange Judas. Show everyone what the Republican Party is really about. Spew your hate and vitriol. Regurgitate the lies you conjure from the seething cesspool between your deaf ears. Show the world that it doesn't take intelligence to become successful. With $Millions inherited to create a legacy of lies and cheats, anyone can become the leader of the free world. ANYONE. In a land where money is God, and people don't matter, human garbage can slither to the surface and rule over the weak and the ignorant. I say keep going until the majority shouts ENOUGH! And cast out the Trumps, the McConnells, the Ryans, and all the ones who have poisoned our great democracy. Run out the Limbaughs, the Hannitys, the Jones', and all others who shout lies and hatred to divide us and break us down. Only when the oppressors have been defeated can we emerge into a greater society. One free of greed, hate, and lies. Then we will be free.

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  • Victor
    06/29/2017
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    The president of the United States of America should be spending his time worrying about the security of our nation by listening to his intelligence briefings not by ranting on tweeter about a journalist he does not agree with name calling a lady and attacking her physical appearance, disgraceful. The president is not conducting himself with dignity seems as if he does not respect the responsibility to be the leader of the free world.

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  • Mj
    06/29/2017
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    Trump is trump a small man with a little brain no ability to think rationally and a viscous side that comes with arrogance wealth and narcissism. He is an embarrassment to the USA and everyone in the world thinks he is a baffoon. I for one do not think he would stop at anything including war. The republicans egg him on and support him. our politicians now are seen as disgusting as him. IMpeach

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  • Lori
    06/29/2017
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    May his tweets be his downfall. We will remember who was silent and who spoke but did not act.

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  • Ann
    06/29/2017
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    Republicans - you hitched your wagon to this mess, now get control of things before he manages to do anymore damage!

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  • Debra
    06/29/2017
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    When you elect a Person with zero manners, zero lack of integrity, absolutely no dignity, what exactly was expected from this person, again when a person tells you exactly who they are Believe Them, tell the thin skinned person this is not a reality show, this is real life! We are not in his boardroom!

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  • Marsha
    06/29/2017
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    His unfiltered tweets are doing more damage than good. He is making MY COUNTRY look extremely bad. As to attacking the Media, here is a suggestion: if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. The Free Press is the watchdog of Democracy.

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  • Nikki
    06/29/2017
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    The lack of civility and general respect is appalling and must stop. His actions and words (tweets) are beneath the dignity of the office that he holds and encourages a disparaging view of him, the members of the government and our country as a whole.

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  • Lois
    06/29/2017
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    I'm am daily dismayed by Donald Trump's lack of civility and ability to filter his thoughts and actions. I am concerned about his continuing comments and actions agitating other unstable persons. He does not seem to comprehend how his actions as the leader of our country affects all of us.

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  • Debbie
    06/29/2017
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    ‪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.‬ This is how our country is viewed cross the world, this is pathetic.

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  • BeStrong
    06/29/2017
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    Just Stop...It's clear where Mr Trumps head is, but must we witness his madness, insecurity, sexism and school yard behavior over and over again. Are there loyal followers out there that still think this is Presidential? Our status in the world is diminished with each 140 character tantrum.

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  • Addie
    06/29/2017
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    Please hold the president accountable for his attacks on professional women. He is no longer running a pageant and should not be commenting on any women's looks or smile.

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  • wipITsnapIT
    06/29/2017
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    Trump is not behaving any different than he did as a citizen, reality TV personality, Rebublican candidte, or president elect. Why is it that some Rublicans are just now asking for Trump to be respectful and presidential!? Seriously, it is nice to see that there is some desire to have civility in communications. However, I expect that it is only situational and the real issue is that they are embarrassed for their party and worried about his impact in the next elections.

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