Lankford Chastises President Trump Over Twitter Comments

Jun 29, 2017

Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford chastised Donald Trump today, after the President took to Twitter this morning to call two TV hosts names and hurl personal insults at them.

Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for criticizing him on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." Among other things, Trump called her “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and him “Psycho Joe.”

Sen. Lankford said national and local leaders, including the President should "model civility, honor, and respect in our political rhetoric."

He went on to say the President’s tweets today "don’t help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue."

Several other GOP lawmakers took to Twitter to denounce Trump’s comments.