Donald Trump called Madonna 'disgusting' after she joked about blowing up the White House
The singer sparked controversy at last week’s Women’s March through Washington DC when she told anti-Trump protesters she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” after the tycoon’s election win.
When asked about her remarks in an interview on Fox News the president said: “Honestly, she disgusting.
“I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause. I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.”
Pop legend Madonna sparked controversy with her 'blow up the White House' comments
I thought what Madonna said was disgraceful to our country
Mr Trump also launched a broadside against satirical US television show Saturday Night Live which has been a thorn in his side since his election campaign began and recently ruffled feathers by poking fun at his 10-year-old son Barron.
Writer Katie Rich has been suspended from the NBC show for tweeting that Barron Trump will “be this country’s first homeschool shooter”.
Mr Trump said: “Well, Saturday Night Live — a person from Saturday Night Live was terrible.
“It’s a failing show, it’s not funny, Alec Baldwin’s a disaster.
"He’s terrible on the show and, by the way, I don't mind some humour but it's terrible.
“But for them to attack… for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son.”
Alex Baldwin impersonate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live
Ms Rich, who had been with the show for three years, was indefinitely suspended from the show after her tweet.
She faced a social media storm of comments criticising her for taking aim at Barron and has since wiped her website and cleared her social media pages except for one tweet apologising for the sick gag.
It said: “I sincerely apologise for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words. It was inexcusable and I’m so sorry.”
Donald Trump has rounded on his critics after an eventful first week in the White House
Celebrities join the Women's March
Tue, January 24, 2017
Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Cher & Emma Watson joined a host of celebrities supporting the Women's March protests around the world.
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Women's March: Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Cher & Emma Watson
The president turned his sights on a more dangerous enemy when he spoke about his intention to defeat ISIS, describing the terror group as "sneaky, dirty rats".
He told Fox News: "When you're fighting Germany and they had their uniforms, and Japan and they had their uniforms and they had their flags on the plane, and the whole thing.
”We are fighting sneaky, dirty rats right now that are sick and demented. And we're going to win."