Well, okay, it’s not exactly a defense of Trump. But it seems to be an implicit criticism of the way the MSM is treating him right now.
You can see for yourself:
We hadn’t made any major appointments at this point in 2008. I don’t remember being criticized for it.
Axelrod’s getting a lot of flak for that tweet, too, as he must have known he would.
[ADDENDUM: And some soothing words about Trump and America’s future from Tom Hanks.]