Over the course of the entire 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump didn't hold back his thoughts on the media, his political opponents, or other world leaders. However, the billionaire real estate mogul refused to criticize one leader in particular; Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump on Putin

Donald Trump was able to weather the storm of controversy and make it through the Republican primary before pulling off the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the new president. Despite this, Trump wasn't left unscathed as he was forced to deal with an endless amount of backlash, much of which had to do with his potential ties to Russia.

Due to Trump keeping his tax returns hidden, reports of his financial links to the Kremlin could never be validated or completely dismissed. Since the election, news reports and government investigations have concluded that Russia hacked the election in favor of Trump, despite denial from both sides. As seen on his Twitter account on February 7, Trump continues to speak out.

"I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy," Donald Trump wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

Not stopping there, Trump went on to conclude his tweet by directing an attack on former President Barack Obama over the deal he reached with Iran. "Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!," Trump noted.

Donald Trump's tweet appears to also be in reference to the increasing criticism he's received following his "Muslim ban" executive order.

Signing the order into law just over a week ago, critics have only grown in numbers, as allegations of "racism," "Islamaphobia," and "bigotry" and been thrown at the administration. In response, Trump and his team have pushed back at the negative labels, stating that the ban in question has been put in place with America security as a top priority.

Next up

As of press time, a federal judge temporarily blocked the executive order, which prompted Donald Trump to file an appeal. While it's unknown how long the ban will be put on hold, it's expected to be a fight that both sides won't be giving up on anytime soon.