Rep. Kevin Yoder has to date been a reliable supporter of Donald Trump’s agenda since he came into office in January, but a Tweet from the president this morning about Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski drew a rebuke from the four-term Congressman.
In the Tweets, Trump called Scarborough “psycho” and Brzezinski “low I.Q” and “crazy”:
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
…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
Those messages went out on Twitter just before 8 a.m. Thursday. Yoder posted the following on Twitter around 11:20 a.m.:
I don’t believe the President’s tweets this morning Make America Great Again.
— Rep. Kevin Yoder (@RepKevinYoder) June 29, 2017
We need more civility in our rhetoric. These kinds of mean-spirited attacks don’t help us come together as Americans. — Rep. Kevin Yoder (@RepKevinYoder) June 29, 2017
Yoder issued a statement in October after the release of the Access Hollywood tapes that called Trump’s comments “disgusting and offensive,” but the Congressman did not withdraw his support of Trump.