After James Comey was fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Tuesday, the news quickly dominated the headlines. As critics spoke out against Donald Trump's decision, the president was quick to lash out on Twitter.

Trump on Twitter

The controversy surrounding James Comey really kicked into gear last year during the 2016 presidential election. As the FBI concluded their investigation into Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State, the results found that she did nothing illegal, but simply acted carelessly.

However, with just weeks before voters headed to the polls on Election Day, Comey brought the email issue back into the spotlight, only doubling down on the rhetoric coming from Republicans and the Donald Trump campaign. Due to the increased focus and speculation, the consensus is that Comey, in part, harmed Clinton's chances at victory. As time moved on, Comey was viewed as an enemy on the political left, as many Democrats and liberals accused the head of the FBI of handing Trump the election. However, Comey has been a thorn in the side of the former host of "The Apprentice" as he's led the charge in the investigation over Russia's role in the election. As Washington reacted, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was one of the most vocal critics, and instantly became a target of a late-night Trump tweet on May 9.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday night, Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Chuck Schumer over his critical remarks about James Comey's firing.

"Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, 'I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer,'" Trump tweeted out while quoting the senator, before adding, "Then acts so indignant."

Twitter reacts

Not long after Donald Trump sent out his tweet against Chuck Schumer, social media users responded and were clear in their opposition to the president.

"Comey getting canned is proof this admin will try to ax anybody who is not a Trump apologist, enabler and/or worshiper," filmmaker Adam Best tweeted out.

"As any innocent man would do, you just fired the guy investigating you for treason after he testified that you were under investigation," writer Jules Suzdaltsev wrote on his Twitter account.

"BRO. YOU LOOKING SO GUILTY RIGHT NOW. BUT I LOVE WATCHING YOU DIG YOUR OWN GRAVE," comedian Kristina Wong noted. "YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MIND," song writer Holly O'Reilly posted, before adding, "I can't wait until you are impeached." The backlash continued, as it was made obvious that many Americans still don't trust the commander in chief.