Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump has "constantly been under attack" from the media, but his approval rating is going up because he's following through on his campaign promises.

A new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Trump’s overall job-approval rating stands at 45 percent among registered voters -- up one point from June. The poll was taken July 15-18, mostly after the president's controversial comments at a summit with Vladimir Putin. 

"The American people are hip to this idea that results matter," Spicer said on "Fox & Friends."

"And they're seeing the president get things done for them on behalf of this economy, on behalf of immigration, ISIS, foreign policy. This president's doing exactly what he said he would do as a candidate and he's getting results for the American people. And people are rewarding him in terms of their approval rating.”


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Spicer also weighed in on Trump's war of words with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who warned Trump that hostile policies could lead to the “mother of all wars" with Iran.

Trump took to Twitter to address Rouhani, telling him that if he ever threatens the United States again he will face historic consequences.

In all caps, Trump wrote, "WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!"

"President Trump made it very clear that this country, under this leadership, is not going to stand for that kind of threatening language. And so I think that he better heed those words," Spicer said.

He said he would not recommend "messing with" Trump, because the president means what he says and takes decisive action.

"If you're President Rouhani, you'd better get your team together real quick and re-do your talking points," Spicer said.

Watch more from Spicer above.


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