House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday slammed President Trump’s tweets that morning about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
“It’s so blatantly sexist I don’t even know that there’s any question about it,” she told reporters at the Capitol, according to The Hill.
“It’s really sad,” Pelosi added. “This is the president of the United States. Something’s wrong there.”
Some Twitter users on Thursday criticized Trump for personally attacking Brzezinski and her “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough.
It is a shame our President is so uncouth and has such a limited vocabulary that he has to resort to such comments— tsjjpmds (@tsjjpmds) June 29, 2017
Other people on the social media platform voiced support for Trump after he called out the pair of morning television personalities.
Trump earlier Thursday blasted Brzezinski and Scarborough on Twitter, accusing the former of having had a “face-lift” when she visited his Florida resort late last year.
...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
Democrats and Republicans alike have since denounced Trump’s remarks, with many noting how the comments did not seem presidential.
MSNBC also condemned the statement, with a spokesperson releasing a statement hammering Trump for attacking two of the network’s hosts.
“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” they said.
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, meanwhile, defended Trump’s tweets during a Thursday interview with Fox News.
“I don’t think that the president has ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn’t push back,” she said.
“This is a president who fights fire with fire and certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by liberal media, and the liberal elites within the media.”