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Reporter: Did Trump Go Too Far With Tweets? White House: No

The White House said that the president was fighting “fire with fire.”

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied at a press briefing on Thursday that President Trump went too far with his early morning tweets attacking “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

“I don’t think so,” Sanders responded when asked if the president went too far. “I think that the president has been attacked mercilessly on personal accounts by members on that program.”

“When he gets attacked, he’s going to hit back,” she added.

Sanders said that the president was fighting “fire with fire.”

Trump hit “Psycho Joe” Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” Brzezinski on Thursday morning with a pair of tweets: