As part of his routine Twitter posts, Donald Trump made controversial remarks about the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Following heavy backlash, the White House quickly went into defense mode.

Defense of Trump

It's no secret that Donald Trump and the mainstream media don't see eye to eye. It all started on the day Trump announced his campaign for president over two years ago when he labeled illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." At that point, most of the media reacted negatively, which has only grown since that time. However, not all the press was in full opposition to Trump, as the hosts of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC were kind enough to spotlight the former host of "The Apprentice" on more than one occasion.

Despite their initial friendship, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have transitioned into two of Trump's biggest critics, blasting the White House on a daily basis over a variety of issues. While Trump has remained quiet as of late in regards to his feelings on the show and its hosts, that all came to an end during an Thursday morning tweetstorm. Trump ripped into both hosts, referring to Scarborough as "psycho" and Brzezinski as "low I.Q," while accusing her of having a facelift. As expected, the reaction has been mostly negative, but that didn't stop deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from offering a defense of the president during a June 29 interview on Fox News.

While joining Fox News on Thursday morning, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on the aforementioned tweets and quickly defended Donald Trump's actions by claiming he was the victim of liberal bullying. "This is a president who fights fire with fire," Sanders said, explaining that Trump "certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by the liberal media."

"I don't think that the president's ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn't push back," Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued.

"There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks, not just to him but to frankly everyone around him," she went on to say.

Moving forward

In response, Mark Kornblau of NBC News fired back at Donald Trump's remarks, stating, "Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, 'it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States." As far as the hosts of "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough has not made his thoughts public as of press time, with Mika Brzezinski only responding with a humorous meme alluding to Trump's small hands.