Donald Trump's social media use has once again placed him in hot water after targeting MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for allegedly attacking him. The U.S. president, in a pair of tweets, slammed the long-running program, which he described as "poorly rated," and said that he doesn't watch the talk show that "speaks badly" of him.

A few days later, Trump clarified that the two hosts "are not bad people" but criticized the morning talk show for being headed by higher-ups from NBC.

POTUS asked to 'stop' attacking his critics

Several members of the Republican Party expressed their disappointment and condemnation of Trump's recent remarks against the show and the two hosts. Most of them were particularly bothered by his harsh comments about Brzezinski.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked the leader to stop using his social media in bringing other people down, while Rep. Lynn Jenkins said the U.S. President's remarks against the female "Morning Joe" host is "not okay" and reminded Trump to lead the promotion of women empowerment. In her interview with CNN, the Representative of Kansas requested the POTUS to just focus in doing something that would benefit the American people.

Sen. Susan Collins, on the other hand, said that their is no need to resort to using "uncivil language" in expressing different opinions.

Trump fires back at his critics

After getting slammed for his comments against "Morning Joe" and its hosts, the U.S. President returned to Twitter to respond to his members and detractors, and explained that his use of social media platform is called "modern day presidential." In another post, the POTUS the "fake and fraudulent news media" is trying to stop him from expressing himself on social media.

During his speech at Saturday's event, Trump has once again criticized the media for allegedly trying to "silence" him. He, however, promised the public that he will not let his detractors stop him from voicing out his opinions.

"The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I'm President and they're not," he said as cited by CNN.

Trump's behavior on social media was also defended by Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a press briefing last week. When asked if the president went too far with his morning tirade against Scarborough and Brzezinski, the Principal Deputy argued that the U.S. leader was merely defending himself from being personally attacked by these people.