The conservatives defending and applauding Trump's sexist statement about Mika Brzezinski

The conservatives defending and applauding Trump's sexist statement about Mika Brzezinski

››› ››› ZACHARY PLEAT

President Donald Trump’s sexist tweets targeting MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski’s appearance were defended and applauded by a variety of conservatives including a Fox host, the White House deputy press secretary, fringe right-wing media figures, and other Republicans.

Trump: Mika Brzezinski “was bleeding badly from a face-lift” at party

Trump made sexist remarks on Twitter about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

[Twitter, 6/29/17, 6/29/17]

These conservatives and Republicans defended Trump’s sexist attack

Breitbart.com White House correspondent Charlie Spiering: “You can’t deny [that] Joe and Mika threw the first punch.”

[Twitter, 6/29/17]

Principal deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump “isn’t going to be somebody who’s bullied and allows people, himself, and those around him to be personally attacked.”

[Fox News, America’s Newsroom, 6/29/17]

Fox News host Sean Hannity: “Maybe liberal Joe should stop calling the @POTUS a schmuck, a liar, a thug and mentally unhinged.”

[Twitter, 6/29/17]

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel: The Morning Joe hosts have said Trump “has dementia. … Today the president acted like a human and pushed back.”

[Fox News, America’s News Headquarters, 6/29/17]

Fox Nation retweeted comments by celebrity Trump supporters Diamond and Silk defending his tweets.

[Twitter, 6/29/17, 6/29/17]

Fringe radio host and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: “Don’t you love Trump’s tweets?”

[Genesis Communication Network, The Alex Jones Show, 6/29/17]

Conservative author Ann Coulter: “Whereas I renew my love for Trump after his Tweets.”

[Twitter, 6/29/17]

Former Bush White House spokesperson Pete Seat: “The guy is under a lot of pressure and he’s fighting back.”

[CNN, At This Hour, 6/29/17]

Right-wing blogger Jim Hoft: “WOW! POTUS Trump CRUSHES Morning Joe and Low I.Q., Crazy, “Bleeding” Mika!”

[Twitter, 6/29/17]

Media Research Center’s NewsBusters responded to Trump’s attack by tweeting out series of articles drawing attention to comments Brzezinski has made about Trump.

[Twitter, 6/29/17, 6/29/17, 6/29/17, 6/29/17, 6/29/17]

Fox News host Eric Bolling: I don't disagree with the tone of the tweets ... look, that's Donald Trump.”

[Fox, Your World with Neil Cavuto, 6/29/17]

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