A group of House Democratic women just held a press conference to decry Trump's 'petty vitriol'

House Democratic women holding a press conference.
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A group of House Democrats assembled Thursday to express their outrage over President Trump's sexist tweets earlier in the morning. "Mr. President, it is time for you to take a timeout," said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), just hours after Trump called Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and claimed he'd refused to allow her to join him at Mar-a-Lago because she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift." Speier suggested it's "not normal for a grown man to be so concerned with petty vitriol."

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) remarked that she refers to Trump as the "cyberbully in chief." "Once again, he's embarrassing our nation with what I call his bloody tweets," Frankel said. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), in a powerfully passionate speech, reminded Trump that just because he has a Twitter account doesn't mean he has "the right" to "display behavior that I taught my son never to do."

Several men also attended the news conference, though it was primarily women who spoke. BuzzFeed News reporter Lissandra Villa noted there was "at least one call" for Trump's resignation.

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Catch a glimpse of the number of House Democrats gathered to protest Trump's remarks below. Becca Stanek

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