Democratic commentator Maria Cardona, speaking on CNN, said it was part of a pattern of misogynistic behavior by Trump.
"We should not normalize this," she said, calling it "unacceptable and unpresidential." Related: GOP lawmakers blast Trump's 'Morning Joe' tweets Lawmakers immediately condemned the president's tweets, as well.
"As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director Stephanie Grisham said in response to reporters' questions.
Related: News outlets respond to Trump's intensifying war on media Mark Kornblau, the head of PR for NBC News and MSNBC, also weighed in on Twitter, saying, "Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, 'it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.'" © Cable News Network.