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

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 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]