DENVER – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman was back on Twitter over the July 4 weekend imploring President Donald Trump to stop his controversial and often petty Twitter usage.
“Exactly what I meant when I said, #StopTheTwitterTantrums,” Coffman, a Colorado Republican, tweeted Sunday in response to the president’s latest controversial statement: A gif of the president and showbiz entertainer slamming “CNN,” or rather a person with a CNN graphic overlayed on their head, to the ground at a WWE wrestling match.
It was the second time Coffman used the hashtag #StopTheTwitterTantrums in four days in response to one of the president’s tweets.
Last Thursday, after President Trump took to Twitter to again disparage “Morning Joe” hostess Mika Brzezinski (“low I.Q.”) and host Joe Scarborough (“Psycho Joe”) as part of his ongoing feud with the show, which had long been one of his favorites.
Trump also said Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw the couple on New Year’s Eve.
Trump’s tweets were panned across the political and social spectrum, including by Coffman.
“The President’s tweets are beneath the dignity of his office. It needs to stop. #StopTheTwitterTantrums,” Coffman tweeted.
Coffman has been one of Colorado’s only Republican members of Congress to take a stand against a major Trump initiative, when he voted against the American Health Care Act, the House Republicans’ version of the effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
He also voted against the repeal of an FCC rule that kept internet service providers from sharing user data and selling it to other companies.
Though many Republicans have voiced their opinion that Trump’s tweets are below the office of the President, Democrats and some newspaperop-ed pages have scoffed at those statements, saying Republicans should instead stand up to Trump on policy measures instead of just his tweets.