On Thursday morning, Donald Trump lashed out with a personal attack against the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The president was quickly hit with an onslaught of criticism, but First Lady Melania Trump was there to stand by his side.

Melania on Donald Trump

Donald Trump changed the game of American politics the day he caused a media frenzy and announced that he was going to run for president back in the summer of 2015. Since that time, the former host of "The Apprentice" has found a way to dominate the headlines, for the good or the bad, as he continues to hit back at his critics to the applause of his supporters.

Enemy number one for the president and his administration has been the mainstream media, which started during the early days of the 2016 presidential election and has only escalated since his time in office. While Trump has found a political safe space at the more conservative Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, he's made it a habit to bash the rest of the reporters, journalists, and cable news hosts who dare to speak ill of him or his agenda. On Thursday morning, Trump returned to Twitter and set his sights on the hosts of "Morning Joe," blasting Joe Scarborough as a "psycho," while accusing "low I.Q." Mika Brzezinski of getting a facelift. As reported by CNN on June 29, Melania Trump is brushing off the criticism and sticking up for her husband.

Following Donald Trump's attack on "Morning Joe," a statement was released by the White House which expressed where Melania Trump stood on the issue. "As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," the statement said in reflection of Melania's stance.

The reaction from Melania Trump comes as a bit of surprise considering the issue the first lady was supposed to tackle upon arriving in the White House.

During the campaign, it was ironically announced that Melania would focus on ending cyber bullying, pushing back at the negative aspects on the internet. Critics were quick to laugh at the irony, which was only highlighted further following the president's morning tweetstorm.

Moving forward

As the backlash continues to pour in over Donald Trump's tweets, it doesn't appear that the billionaire real estate mogul will be toning down his rhetoric anytime soon. After six months in office, the president is holding on to just a 40 percent approval rating which looks to be dropping with each new credible and nonpartisan poll.