Just 24 hours after Donald Trump gave his now infamous speech to the United Nations General Assembly, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was sent out to do damage control. While an interview on Fox News is normally a safe space for the administration, Sanders had a difficult time explaining the negative reaction to the speech by some members of the White House.

Sanders on Trump

In his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, Donald Trump stood in front of dozens of world leaders on Tuesday morning and gave a speech that might have gone over well with his core voting base, but resulted in massive backlash from the majority of the media and critics.

During the speech in question, the former host of "The Apprentice" mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, labeling him "Rocket Man." Not stopping there, Trump went on to threaten potential war against the rival nation, stating, "If forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." As expected, those who oppose Trump were quick to lash out, but it was the visuals of his own administration looking dumbfounded that caught the eye of many, most notably Chief Of Staff John Kelly who was seen with his head in his hand during the speech. During a September 20 interview on Fox News, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to defend Trump's speech, as well as explain Kelly's controversial reaction.

Joining the hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday morning was Sarah Huckabee Sanders who did her best to smooth things over in regards to Donald Trump and his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Co-host Brian Kilmeade brought up John Kelly's reaction, stating, "He's (Kelly) either holding his head or showing exasperation or staring at the ground...people are looking at those photos and saying he’s unhappy with the president."

In an attempt to downplay John Kelly's response, Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote it off as nothing more than exhaustion.

"I would certainly not read anything into that picture," Sanders said. "Just like the rest of us, we're tired trying to keep up with this president who is working hard every day to help America," she added.

Sanders on "Rocket Man"

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt went on to press Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Donald Trump's use of the nickname "Rocket Man" to describe Kim Jong-un, with the press secretary doing her best to dismiss the backlash.

"If the mainstream media thinks it's bad, most Americans probably like it," Sanders said.

In response to Hillary Clinton's criticism of the speech, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't mention the former Secretary of State by name, but once again came to the defense of Donald Trump. "Look, everyone wants to talk about Donald Trump escalating things. He isn't, North Korea is," Sanders noted, before adding, "he's going to protect Americans. Protect out allies."