Hot takes flood in after President Trump aims Twitter attack at Mika Brzezinski

President Trump went after MSNBC "Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski via Twitter on Thursday morning, prompting a wave of commentary from media pundits and politicians alike.

To get you up to speed, here are the Trump tweets on which many are sounding off:

Click through to see the varied hot takes that emerged in the wake of Trump's personal attack:

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Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
I do not think making fun of a woman's looks is acceptable. I get it every day of my life. I think that tweet is cruel - and unpresidential
The Insulter-in-Chief sinks to new lows -- and that's saying a lot. SAD and UNPRESIDENTIAL. https://t.co/xJxqseaGLl
Nobody could have foreseen that the 71 year old POTUS who's acted one way his entire life, and during campaign, would act that way as POTUS
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.
Here is a list of all the important policy priorities Trump advanced today by attacking Mika Brzezinski's bleeding face-lift:
FLOTUS Spox defends Trump tweet: "As [FLOTUS] stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked he punches back 10 times harder."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on President's tweet this morning: "This is a President who fights fire with fire"
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
Good time to remind you that @MorningMika is smart as hell, stronger than any critic, & a role model for what we hope our daughters can be.
I guess it's coincidence that Trump's attacks on women always involve low intelligence, hysteria and blood.
@Rosie, @megynkelly, @CarlyFiorina, @morningmika, flat-chested women, Alicia Machado...long list of women Trump's attacked. He's disgusting.
MESSAGE DISCIPLINE! Today ALL comms coming out of WH shd be focused on #KatesLaw and #NoSanctuaryforCriminalsAct -- not cable TV hosts.
Shelley Moore Capito, a key GOP swing vote on health care, calls Trump's tweets about Mika "distasteful"
McCain on Trump tweets: "We've got all these issues and challenges in front of us and instead we're talking morning talk show hosts."
@BenSasse Do more than say please. He's not going to stop. He's 71, has the morals and management style of a mob bo… https://t.co/z1QQ9udUeT
.@SenatorLankford: "The President’s tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model"
Paul Ryan on Trump's morning tweets: "Obviously, I don't see that as an appropriate comment." "https://t.co/9MvsyxZPzJ
The irony: @Morning_Joe — already a hot watch in the trump era — will get even bigger after this!
Quick reaction from 2 GOP Hill staffers to Trump attack on Mika: How does this help pass health care when he needs Murkowski and Collins?
Mika's tweet, by the way, has surpassed the president's in twitter popularity. https://t.co/gKbwl19St6
GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets: "Maybe the intent is to distract from the health care debate" https://t.co/ggwGccYUum
Trump's tweet on Mika isn't just lashing out. He has long made a practice of humiliating women in public. Did it to Michelle Fields too.
We are competitors, but Joe and Mika deserve respect. Mister President this attack is beneath the dignity of your o… https://t.co/tDWFiOSg7C
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From GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to CNN contributor Ana Navarro, public figures from the private and public sector took the opportunity to weigh in on President Trump's going after the MSNBC host.

"Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America," Sen. Graham wrote via Twitter.

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan responded when asked about Trump's statement on Thursday, saying, "Obviously, I don't see that as an appropriate comment."

Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham also weighed in via Twitter, saying the president should exercise "message discipline" in focusing communications efforts on immigration legislation before the House of Representatives today.

Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders adamantly defended President Trump in the wake of his Twitter outburst, saying the commander in chief is "fighting fire with fire."

And then Sen. Orrin Hatch chimed in with a seemingly sympathetic response to Trump's tweet, saying "every once in awhile you get a dipsy-doodle!"

While Republicans were more tempered in their responses to the Twitter rhetoric, Democratic lawmakers were less-so tempered in speaking out on the tweets.

Rep. Barbara Lee of California fired off multiple tweets in response to Trump's Mika-aimed tweets -- saying her GOP colleagues are "complicit in the sexism & bigotry incited by Trump" if they do not speak out.

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