(CNSNews.com) - Never mind the Russia distraction -- here's a new one: Trump's newly ignited twitter feud with his former friends, "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
In two tweets on Thursday morning, Trump slammed both “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe.”
“I don't think that the president's ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn't push back," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News Thursday morning.
"There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks, not just to him but to frankly everyone around him. People on that show have personally attacked me many times. This is a president who fights fire with fire and certainly will not (allow himself to be) bullied by the liberal media and the liberal elites within the media or Hollywood or anywhere else."
"I get it," host Bill Hemmer said. "But is that necessary?" he asked.
"Look, I think what's necessary is to push back against unnecessary attacks on the president," Sanders responded. She said she's seen far worse things on that particular show.
"It just seems like it is entirely more personal than it needs to be," Hemmer said.
Trump tweeted on Thursday morning:
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.....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!”
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, on his Wednesday show, discussed how the liberal media have become "frustrated at their inability to destroy Donald Trump," which they have been trying to do.
And they thought they would have succeed by now. I mean, look at their associates. They’ve got a bunch of nameless intelligence people, holdovers from the Obama administration who are literally leaking lies to them, and they’re running these lies as though they are true. They’re not naming sources. They’re openly admitting that Trump is a disaster, he’s rotten for the country, we’ve got to get rid of him. Not all of them have admitted that, but some of them have.
They have lost all sense. They don’t even know how to cover up what they do anymore. I think they’ve been stripped naked. I think Trump has got them so discombobulated and so disoriented that they themselves are being consumed with hatred and rage and they are frustrated now at their inability to get rid of the guy. They know if they really want to take somebody out, that they’ll probably be able to do it. In most causes the person they target will eventually say “uncle” and give up long before we’ve reached this point.
Most people: “I don’t want to deal with this. I quit. I don’t want this kind of attention. I don’t want them doing it to my family.” Trump doesn’t care. He just spits it right back at them. This they are not accustomed to. They’re not accustomed to their targets firing back. So that’s why they’re saying, “You can’t do that. We’re the fourth estate. You’re undermining the fourth estate. You are attacking the Constitution.” And of course it’s the exact opposite."