MSNBC host Matt Lacy was not pleased with his boss’ decision to give a speech at the National Press Club.
The first lady made the remarks on Friday to a room full of reporters, including MSNBC’s senior political correspondent Andrea Mitchell, during an event on the First Lady’s Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Mitchell said she heard “a little bit of some of the things you said” during the speech, which Lacy then proceeded to defend.
“You have a lot of snowflakes out there,” he said.
“What you’re doing is trying to distract from your failure to address a real issue.”
Lacy went on to say he’s “snotting” at the idea that President Donald Trump has “lost his cool.”
Mitchell also responded to Lacy’s comments with “I am sorry” and added that he is “somewhat disappointed” that Lacy “didn’t really address the serious issues that are plaguing our country.”
Mitchell later apologized to the president.
“I’m not apologizing for what I said, Andrea,” she said.
Trump’s response to the speech was to fire back at Mitchell, telling her, “I thought that was really disrespectful.”
“She got me in trouble with the press,” Trump told reporters on Friday, according to a transcript.
“But she gets the credit.”
The president said Mitchell “should have been a little bit more professional.”
Mitchell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The speech was a major moment in Lacys career, as he has become one of the most prominent critics of Trump in the press.
The former anchor of “Meet the Press” has previously criticized the White House, saying the president’s policies are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, ableist, and bigoted.”
He has also called the First Family “silly” and said Trump’s “gimmicks” make him look “like an ape.”
Lacey, however, said Friday he is still supportive of Trump.
“The president is my president,” he told Mitchell.
“He is the one who started this whole thing.
I’m going to support him.”