Over the last 48 hours, the biggest story to dominate the headlines news has been the recent tweets sent out by Donald Trump. Following the onslaught of criticism that occurred, the president was quick to defend himself.

Trump defends tweets

Not long after Donald Trump announced his campaign for president, it became clear that he was not going to be on the same page as the mainstream media. For the rest of the 2016 presidential election, Trump and the press would be at each other's throats, with the former host of "The Apprentice" hitting back at the media on a routine basis.

In an attempt to bypass traditional news outlets, Trump decided to reach voters on social media. Over time, Trump's presence on Twitter became the norm, as he pushed his policy agenda, ripped into his political opponents, and picked on celebrities who opposed him. Since his inauguration, Trump's use of social media has only increased, as the commander in chief makes time to regularly bash the press when he doesn't agree with their reporting, often labeling them "fake news." Earlier this week, Trump came under fire after insulting the hosts of "Morning Joe," calling Joe Scarborough a "psycho" while accusing Mika Brzezinski of having a facelift and being "dumb as a rock." As seen on his Twitter feed on July 1, Trump defended his actions.

Taking to his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump decided to defend his use of social media by citing his success in the most recent election.

"The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media - but remember, I won the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did," Trump tweeted, before adding, "We will continue to WIN!"

Not stopping there, Donald Trump decided to give CNN a new nickname during a follow-up tweet.

"I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!" Trump posted to his Twitter feed. Over the last week, Trump and the White House have increased their attacks of CNN after the network was forced to retract a story that falsely linked the president to a bank in Russia. Trump continued his onslaught on the CNN during a fundraiser this week, which was revealed after an audio tape was leaked to the public exposing the president's plans to possibly sue the network.

Next up

As Donald Trump does his best to defend his controversial remarks on social media, he has many other pressing issues facing him as the 45th President of the United States. With the Russian scandal heating up by the day, a negative reception to his health care bill in the Senate, and an approval rating of just 40 percent, only time will tell how the rest of his time in office plays out.