During early stages of his first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump and his team have done their best to minimize any potential blunders. While that might have been the case, Trump reportedly went off on the Germans during an awkward speech to the European Union commissioner.

Trump on Germany

Over the last month, the pressure has continued to pile on Donald Trump and his administration, mostly due to the scandal surrounding Russia. Just two weeks ago, the Washington Post revealed that the former host of "The Apprentice" shared classified information with two high-ranking Russian officials during a recent meeting in the Oval Office.

In addition, Trump's firing of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has raised even more red flags. Comey had been leading the investigation into Russian election interference, while digging into what potential link the Kremlin had to the Trump administration. The latest news to break involves Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner who is now considered a personal of interest by the FBI. With all this hovering over the White House, the president left last Friday to start his foreign trip, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Rome, while touching down in Brussels earlier today. As reported by Mediaite on May 25, Trump didn't have kind words for Germany during his stop.

According to the report in Mediaite, citing the German news outlet "Der Spiegel," Donald Trump ripped into Germany while speaking to Jean-Claude Juncker, the commissioner of the European Union.

"The Germans are bad, very bad," Trump said. Not stopping there, Trump went on to add, "Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US, and we’ll stop that."

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump bad mouthing Germany, social media users were quick to speak out in opposition. "Yeah, this trip is pretty much a disaster," MSNBC host Joy Reid wrote on her Twitter account.

"So a crowd cheered Obama in Berlin today. Is that why Trump said the Germans were 'sehr boese?'" one Twitter user asked.

"The Germans were our most steadfast allies against Soviet aggression. They were on the front-line throughout the Cold War. Trump is a fool," MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tweeted out.

"Trump says the Germans are evil and bad three days after holding an orb ceremony with the king of Saudi Arabia.

F*ck this," another Twitter user added. "Today, Trump said the Germans were 'evil, very evil.' 75 years ago, he would have said their leader was doing an 'unbelievable job,'" comedy writer Kick Jack Pappas pointed out. As the backlash poured in, critics on social media showed no signs of holding back as Donald Trump continued with his trip.