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Huckabee rips Brzezinski: ‘Women who say they are feminists’ are attacking my daughter

Huckabee rips Brzezinski: ‘Women who say they are feminists’ are attacking my daughter

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Wednesday shot back at “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski's criticism of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defending his daughter against "the women who say they are feminists."

"She deserves better from other women. And it just amazes me that even the women who say they are feminists are doing everything they can to discredit my daughter," Mike Huckabee said Wednesday on Fox's "The Story with Martha MacCallum."

"But to her credit, my daughter stands strong and tough and walks into that lions' den of a press room every day and I believe represents women and represents the president and represents strength in an incredible way," he added.

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His remarks come after Brzezinski expressed awe that Sanders would defend President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE after he attacked Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAustin tight lipped on whether to take sexual assault cases out of commanders' hands Gillibrand touts legislation to lower drug costs: This idea 'is deeply bipartisan' A bipartisan effort to prevent the scourge of sexual assault in the armed forces MORE (D-N.Y.) by tweeting that she "would do anything" for campaign contributions. Gillibrand and other lawmakers blasted Trump's remark as sexual innuendo.

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump," the president tweeted in part.

Sanders denied the remark had sexual overtones and told reporters that those who interpreted it as such had their minds in the "gutter."

Brzezinski called it "reprehensible" that the president would say something so "derogatory and disgusting" about a woman.

"And I will tell you right now, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, I feel sorry for you. I have started a hashtag support for Sarah and get your mind out of gutter. I seriously support you in your quest for truth and your quest for goodness, in your quest for love of country because you haven't made it there yet," Brezinski said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."