White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended tweets President Donald Trump wrote earlier in the day that included a sexist attack on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
“I think the president has been attacked mercilessly on personal accounts by members of that program,” Sanders said, referring to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “When he gets attacked, he’s going to hit back.”
Sanders repeated her initial defense of the tweet, arguing that Trump “fights fire with fire.”
“The things this show has called him, not just him but numerous members of his staff ... are very deeply personal,” she added, saying she thinks “it’s kind of like we’re living in the Twilight Zone.”
Sanders argued against the “Morning Joe” hosts’ treatment of Trump, saying it wasn’t the same for President Barack Obama.
“If these attacks happened in previous administration, the rest of the media would have said, ‘Guys, no way, hold on,’ but nobody does that,” Sanders said. “The president, he’s not gonna step back.”
NBC’s Kristen Welker pointed out that Trump helped lead attacks on Obama, fueling the birther movement throughout the 44th president’s tenure.
Sanders avoided addressing the birther issue.
“I don’t think you can expect someone to be personally attacked day after day, minute by minute and sit back,” Sanders said. “The American people elected a fighter, they didn’t elect somebody to sit back and do nothing.”
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Putin on Thursday that Germany hoped to bring him together with Trump at the summit.
WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit of world economic powers in Germany next week in their first ever encounter, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it would “probably not be right” if Putin and Trump did not talk at the summit.
But it’s hard to think Trump’s latest tweet won’t just fade out of the news by next week.
WASHINGTON ― A familiar thing happened Thursday morning: President Donald Trump made a stunningly sexist comment about a woman, and the same few Republicans stepped up again to express their disappointment.
A new National Rifle Association recruitment ad appears to have outraged both gun control advocates and gun owners alike, even leading critics to launch a petition urging Facebook to delete the “inflammatory” message for “inciting violence.”
The minute-long clip, posted earlier this month, features Dana Loesch of TheBlaze who begins: “They use their media to assassinate real news.
They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler.
He told HuffPost that despite the negative reaction to the video in some corners, he suspects it won’t damage the NRA.
“I don’t think much of anything can actually backfire on them, to be honest,” he said. “Much of their core membership seems impervious to logic and reason, sadly.”
The NRA did not immediately return a request for comment on the criticism.