On Friday's The Ingraham Angle, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to criticism on how she does her job, calling the attack, "sad."
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski criticized Sanders for defending Donald Trump's suggestive tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "begging" for help on her campaign.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “b… https://t.co/L8fAyMgZ8M— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1513083815.0
Brzezinski went on to comment about Sanders' briefings as "useless." The co-host of the Morning Joe show continued to rip apart the press secretary's job performance.
She does not say anything that is truthtful, and she does not intend to. She's the one protecting a president who does that everyday, who watches tv everyday, and tweets stupidity.
Brzezinski added, "What she is doing is helping damage this republic."
Fox News host Laura Ingraham interviewed Sanders outside the White House and lauded her, not for braving the chilling temperature, but for her patience while holding court inside the briefing room.
Ingraham, finding Brzezinski's comment a personal broadside, asked how Sanders processed the verbal attack from another female journalist.
Look, it helps that I have three toddlers at home, so I’m pretty good at having a lot of patience and sometimes deal with somethings you don’t want to deal with. But look, this is a president that has been elected by the forgotten men and women of this country and a lot of liberals have contempt for those people, whether they’re men, whether they’re women, and they want to attack us.
I think that it's a great reminder of why this president was elected. We're here to do a job, we're here to get big things done. That's what we're focused on. If they want to focus on petty attacks, that's fine, let them have at it. While doing that, we're gonna get tax cuts passed in this country, continue to grow the economy, continue to create jobs. Two million new jobs since this president came into office and I'm sure a lot of those are going to women, and maybe we'll get to replace those female journalists out there that don't like us very much at some point.
Really @PressSec do you think we are that stupid? https://t.co/amCuIPqDeK— IMPEACH NOW 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@IMPEACH NOW 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)1513460519.0
She added that Donald Trump is focused on "getting things done" "empowering women and he is doing that in the way he puts people in place in his administration."
"I think it's sad they're attacking a lot of us while claiming to champion women's causes and women's issues," she said about the liberal elite.
@thehill Sarah Sanders has no pride as a woman. For a price, she is fine with demeaning herself & what little intel… https://t.co/0HnUa0HL5B— PacificBerry (@PacificBerry)1513438594.0
@FoxNews @IngrahamAngle @WhiteHouse @PressSec Her horribleness transcends gender— Boomer Berman (@Boomer Berman)1513459160.0
When Ingrahm asked if she would say what the president asked her to, regardless of if it makes her uncomfortable, Sanders said she wouldn't do it. “That’s not part of who I am. And this president’s not going to ask me to do something I’m not comfortable with.”
Brzezinski responded to Trump's “derogatory and disgusting” tweet about Gillibrand by asking Sanders to tell reporters the truth behind the tweet or resign. "I want to know how she does that,” said Brzezinski, adding that Trump “should have apologized for being a sexist pig.”
Twitter wasn't forgiving about Sanders defending her boss.
@FoxNews @PressSec You being a woman does not give you a pass to be a liar a bully and protect sexual predators and pedophiles.— Letterman’s Beard (@Letterman’s Beard)1513395538.0
Feminists don't attack you because you're a woman, @PressSec . They attack because you are a practiced and prolific… https://t.co/NHtFwmDNVe— Bill Auclair (@Bill Auclair)1513451430.0
@bill_auclair @PressSec @docrocktex26 @mcspocky Give it up #Huckaspeak no strong moral educated woman in America be… https://t.co/V1Hl9DG5Ef— proudAFbrat (@proudAFbrat)1513451851.0
@FoxNews @IngrahamAngle @WhiteHouse @PressSec Women in the Trump admin have turned their back on the women of the w… https://t.co/3frmZoRklj— American Blue Dog (@American Blue Dog)1513459576.0