One of the biggest criticisms against Donald Trump has been his controversial use of social media. While Trump is usually the one who hits back on Twitter, the tables were turned around on him.

Trump on Twitter

With 2016 coming to a close, Donald Trump decided to offer up some advice to people when it came to the issue of cyber attacks. While speaking to a group of reporters on New Year's Eve, the president elected claimed he knew "things that other people don't know" in regards to the reported Russian election hacking. "I know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove," Trump said, while suggesting that people send information by carrier to avoid cyber attacks in the future.

In response, ex-CIA operative and former independent presidential candidate, Evan McMullin, went off on his offical Twitter account on January 1.

"Like any authoritarian, Trump undermines institutions, obscures the truth & promotes himself as its ultimate source," Evan McMullin tweeted out Sunday afternoon. In a follow-up message, McMullin continued, tweeting, "Donald Trump wants Americans to be unsure of truth so he is less accountable to us & wields more power over us."

"My hope is that the media won't allow Trump's claim to dominate the news cycles until he reveals what he 'knows,'" Evan McMullin wrote in a third tweet, while adding, "Don't play his game." The former presidential candidate didn't stop there, unloading with even more tweets, each one ripping the former host of "The Apprentice," while pleading with the media to avoid falling into his trap.

"Trump manipulates the media by using them to broadcast messages most find absurd, but are believed by his less discerning supporters," Evan McMullin continued on Twitter.

In his final tweet on the matter as of press time, McMullin continued to target Trump's claim that he knows private information about the Russian hacking. "Trump says he has unique info. That's not classified. And he said he plans to share it," he wrote, before concluding, "Time to sharpen those critical thinking skills."

Moving forward

Ever since the CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Russia hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump, the president-elect has been in denial, questioning all the reports despite any evidence that has been presented. With just three weeks until he is sworn into office, Trump is likely to continue to raise doubts, while praising the Kremlin in the process.