One of the most used political buzz words over the last six months has been "fake news." For the White House, the term "fake news" has been used to describe any mainstream story Donald Trump doesn't agree with, which was in full force during the latest press briefing.

White House hits back

Starting from the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been in a war of words with the media. The majority of the press has held Trump's feet to the fire whether it was as a candidate for president, or since he's been sworn in as the commander in chief. Following the results of the election which saw Trump pull off the upset over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, "fake news" was initially used to describe deceptive articles on the internet that might have been a reason for Trump's victory.

However, since then, Trump has turned the tables, taking over the term to use as a political weapon against journalists, reporters, and various news outlets that he believes are engaging in a witch hunt against him. The biggest story to dominate the news since Trump's inauguration has been over what role Russia played in possibly helping to elect Trump. Following CNN having to retreat a story last week that further linked Russia to Trump, the president was quick to lash out, which continued when Sarah Huckabee Sanders took questions during the June 27 press briefing.

Filling in for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday was Sarah Huckabee Sanders. When asked by a Breitbart reporter to elaborate on the latest CNN retraction and whether or not the network's response was good enough, she didn't hold back.

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"I don't know that it isn't good enough for the president, but I think it's the constant barrage of fake news that is directed at this president probably has garnered a lot of his frustrations."

"There are multiple other instances where that outlet (CNN) that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and had to be corrected," Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued. At this points, Sanders cited a recently released unconfirmed video put together by the conservative group known as Project Veritas that appears to show a CNN producer dismissing the Russian scandal as much ado about nothing. "I would encourage everybody in this room and frankly everybody across country to take a look at it," she continued, before adding "I think if it is accurate, I think it’s a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism." Concluding her remarks, Sanders went on to say that the Russian scandal was a "hoax," and that "we have gone to a place where if the media can’t be trusted to report the new." Reporter Brian Karem was not pleased with her remarks, and engaged in a heated exchange in his defense of the press.

(Sanders' confrontation with a report in the video above.)

Instant reaction

Sarah Huckabee Sanders remarks come just hours after Donald Trump went off on a tweetstorm in response to CNN's recent retraction, where the president labeled the network, as well as several others, as "fake news." In return, Sanders was blasted by an onslaught of social media criticisms.

"S.H.S appears irritated. It must be difficult to constantly lie to try covering up more lies by creating false facts daily," one Twitter user wrote. "Listening to Rick Perry and Sarah Huckabee Sanders puts in mind of how dumbed down our great country has become how incredibly sad!" another tweet added.

"This is why the cameras are here, for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to attack CNN and the rest of the independent media," another tweet pointed. "After blasting 'fake news,' (S.H.S.) calls Russia investigation 'a hoax.' Without a hint of irony," comment stated.

"Shout out to this awesome reporter at the WH briefing calling out Sarah Huckabee Sanders, dude is a hero," a tweet noted. As the negative reaction continued, it was clear that the Russian scandal and how it is being reported will not be coming to an end anytime soon.