Washington (CNN)Republican lawmakers were caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s personal attack on “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski Thursday, with several saying the remarks were unbecoming of his office.

On Thursday morning, while MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was on the air, Trump posted a pair of shocking tweets about Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough.

He said the show is “poorly rated” and that the hosts “speak badly of me.” He then called them disparaging names and claimed they courted him for an interview at Mar-a-Lago around New Year’s Eve.

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