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Kellyanne Conway condemns TV hosts for 'attacking the president's physical and mental states on national television every day'

As White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday defended President Trump's sexist tweets about Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, she called for TV hosts to be more respectful towards the president. "There is no good [that] comes out of people attacking the president's physical and mental states on national television every day, to the exclusion of connecting Americans with information they need," Conway said during an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America.

Trump's tweets calling Brzezinski "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and claiming she was "bleeding badly from a facelift" when she tried to join him at his Mar-a-Lago resort over New Year's Eve were fired off amid Senate Republicans' scramble to come up with a passable plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

While Conway didn't go so far as to say she "endorsed his attacks," she said she endorses Trump's "right to fight back when he is being mercilessly attacked and when the airwaves are filled with raw sewage about him and his fitness for office." "The president normally does not draw first blood," Conway said, reiterating first lady Melania Trump's defense of her husband's tweets. "He is a counter-puncher."

Catch Conway's comments below. Becca Stanek