White House: Trump Didn’t Go Too Far In Attack On ‘Morning Joe’ Host’s Looks

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivered the press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) *** Please Use ... White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivered the press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images) MORE LESS
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Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said President Donald Trump did not go too far by attacking “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski as “low I.Q.” and “crazy” and claiming she had a “face lift.”

“I don’t think so,” Sanders said at her daily briefing when asked if Trump went too far with his personal attack on Brzezinski. “The President has been attacked mercilessly on personal accounts by members on that program, and I think he’s been very clear that when he gets attacked, he’s going to hit back.”

She said Trump “fights fire with fire.”

“The things that this show has called him, and not just him but numerous members of his staff, including myself and many others, are very deeply personal,” she said. “They do this day after day after day, and then the President responds and defends himself and everybody is appalled and blown away.”

Sanders dismissed suggestions that Trump’s remarks had anything to do with Brzezinski’s gender, though the President has a long history of insulting women’s looks.

“Everybody wants to make this an attack on a woman. What about the constant attacks that he receives or the rest of us?” she said. “I’m a woman, and I’ve been attacked by this show multiple times, but I don’t cry foul because of it.”

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  1. I keep waiting for the Huckster to finally burst out laughing, and tell the WH Press Corps they’ve been punked for the last 5 months…

    Crickets chirp…

  2. “I’m a woman, and I’ve been attacked by this show multiple times, but I don’t cry foul because of it.”

    
    Outside of commentary about your job performance or statements as press representative, please cite attacks by Mika and Joe that were of a personally disparaging nature. We're waiting.........
  3. have another donut, goodyear. i’m sorry, was that offensive?

  4. Avatar for dv01 dv01 says:

    It is times like this when I think, what would that renowned scholar, Johnny Rotten, say…

    Lie lie lie lie you liar
    You lie lie lie, tell me why
    Tell me why, why d’you have to lie
    Should’ve realized that you
    Should’ve told the truth

  5. Spicer seems to know he’s being ridiculous, and projects a “well sorry folks, look what I have to work with” humanity in the role.

    Sanders, for whatever reason, feels like a creepy true believer in a very different way. A real line-up-behind-dear-leader if-the-president-does-it-it’s-not-illegal protofascist.

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