For the first time in the White House, Donald Trump is celebrating being the president of the United States. After sending out a tweet for the holiday, he received instant backlash [VIDEO] for his efforts.

Trump on Independence Day

When Donald Trump first kicked off his campaign for president [VIDEO], he vowed to lead the country and unite the people. However, as time went on it, it was clear that his controversial rhetoric and policy proposals would have the opposite effect, with many Americans protesting against him on a daily basis. Following his shocking upset win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the opposition to the former host of "The Apprentice" has only increased, with Trump sitting on just a 40 percent approval rating after only six months in office.

Despite the negativity and scandal that continues to surround his administration, Trump's base has been loyal while supporting his vague idea to "Make America Great Again." As seen on his Twitter account on July 4, Trump sent out a social media message for the holiday but didn't get the best response.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump sent out a short message to observe and celebrate Independence Day. "#HappyIndependenceDay #July4 #USA," Trump tweeted out. In addition, Trump attached a video to his tweet showing a choir singing a song titled "Make America Great Again," based off of his campaign slogan. As expected, the reaction was somewhat split, with supporters of the president praising him, while his critics made sure to pile on.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's 4Th Of July tweet, those who oppose the president made sure to fire back on social media. "To the Americans that disagree with me and the ones that agree. That is what makes America beautiful. That is what today is about," Tony Posnanski tweeted, before mockingly adding, "And Hillary won the popular vote. HAPPY 4th."

"The only way it will be a happy one is if you resign..." another Twitter user wrote. "I am not happy with your independence nowadays," an additional tweet read. "Replying to Donald Trump, at first I thought, 'Look! A decent tweet!' But no. Instead, the debut of "Make America Great Again.” Does EVERYTHING have to be about you?" author Matthew Dicks posted.

"Despite your attempt to do otherwise, we already live in a "great" country," Kevin M. Levin observed. "This tone deaf, rhythmless, and soulless performance is brought to you by the Foundation For White's Only Musical Groups," another tweet noted. As the backlash continued, it showed that even on Independence Day, the political divide in the country was not going to slow down anytime soon.