Over the weekend, the biggest story to dominate the news cycle has been allegations of domestic abuse against Rob Porter, the recently resigned White House staffer. In an attempt to deflect attention from Donald Trump, some over on Fox News are blaming former President Barack Obama.

Reid on Fox News

Once the story made the rounds that Rob Porter was out at the White House after his two ex-wives accused him of various acts of domestic assault, Donald Trump and pro-Trump media outlets scrambled to come up with a defense.

Trump, as expected, gave Porter a pass, praising the work he's down in the administration while casting doubt on the accusers. Over on Fox News, host Judge Jeanie Pirro went a step further, putting the blame on Barack Obama for the reports of alleged domestic violence. "You hate Donald Trump. Find another scapegoat. You might want to look at the last president," Pirro said.

Addressing these issues on Sunday morning was MSNBC host Joy Reid. "Fox News, Donald Trump's favorite TV channel, has revived its tried and true tactic of getting the Republican president out of a jam; blame Obama," Reid said.

"Fox has actually found a way to blame the former president. A man who did not abuse women, much less his wife. Who did not face multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, for the latest Trump White House scandal," she added.

"Fox's Trump defense should come as no surprise, the network reflects the attitude of Trump himself, who has a long history of defending men accused of misconduct and assault against women and girls, including Roy Moore, Bill O'Reilly, and Roger Ailes," Joy Reid pointed out.

Reid went on to cite Trump's latest Twitter defense of Rob Porter when he blamed false allegations for ruining the careers and lives of men who could be innocent.

Trump's Fox ties

Judge Jeanine Pirro's latest Trump defense doesn't come as a surprise as reports recently noted that the Fox News host could soon sit down for an interview with the president in what is being described as a rebuttal to Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" book.

From hosts like Sean Hannity to the crew on "Fox & Friends," the majority of the network has not hidden their allegiance to the president, regardless of the information that is presented. With Trump's approval ratings remaining around or below 40 percent, it's expected that Fox News and other conservative news outlets will continue to push back against the media in an attempt to paint a brighter picture of the commander in chief.