'America knew what they were getting': Sarah Huckabee Sanders blames you for Trump's despicable tweets
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's decision to attack MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski's physical appearance by saying that the president is a "fighter" who will always hit back when attacked.

"I don't think you can expect someone to be personally attacked day after day, minute by minute, and sit back," Sanders said. "Look, the American people elected a fighter. They didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing. That's -- they knew what they were getting when they voted for Donald Trump, and he won overwhelmingly."

Sanders was then asked if she approved of Trump attacking a woman's appearance.

"Look, everybody wants to make this a -- an attack on a woman," she said. "What about the constant attacks that he receives, or the rest of us? I'm a woman, and I've been attacked by this show multiple times but I don't cry foul because of it."

Sanders was then asked if she thought Trump should be seen as a role model for her children.

"Look, I've been asked before, when it comes to role models, as a person of faith, I think we all have one perfect role model and when I'm asked that question, I point to God," she replied. "I point to my faith and that's where I would tell me kids... none of us are perfect and certainly there's only one that is and that's where I would point that direction."