On Tuesday, Donald Trump made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly and addressed dozens of world leaders who were in attendance. Following his controversial speech, Trump received massive backlash despite a failed defense by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sanders on Trump

In the over two years that Donald Trump has been on the scene has a politician, he's dominated the news cycle due to his inflammatory remarks and controversial campaign style [VIDEO]. Whether it's his comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico being "rapists" and "murderers," to his non-stop attacks on Twitter, the former host of "The Apprentice" has not been one to hold back his thoughts.

Since pulling off the historic upset over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election last November, Trump has continued his loose style, which has contributed to his approval rating dropping to just 35 percent. When the president arrived at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, no one knew exactly what he would say. During his speech, Trump left many looking dumbfounded, including members of his own administration, especially when he referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "Rocket Man," before threatening to "destroy" the country. In response, Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her best to defend the president with a tweet on September 19.

Taking to her Twitter feed to come to the aid of Donald Trump and his speech to the United Nations, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quickly debunked for taking an old Barack Obama quote out of context.

"Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: 'We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals' -@BarackObama last year," Sanders tweeted. Obama's remarks came from an interview with CBS News during his last year in office.

However, Sarah Huckabee Sanders conveniently left out the rest of Barack Obama's quote, which read. "We could, obviously destroy North Korea with our arsenals. But aside from the humanitarian costs of that, they are right next door to our vital ally, Republic of Korea."

Twitter reacts

Within minutes of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet, critics of the administration were quick to point out the blunder. "Ah, the joys of taking things out of context to lie," Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek tweeted out.

"Jesus jumped up Christ, Sarah, really? REALLY? How do you get up out of bed every day and do this sh*t? How much does the human soul cost?" one Twitter user wrote.

"....how do you sleep at night?" Jeremy Wein tweeted back.

"When you omit the rest of his statement YOU LIE!!!!" yet another tweet read. "Do you enjoy lying and intentionally misleading your fellow citizens for a living? I really don't understand why you do this," another social media user wrote. As the backlash continued, it became clear that those who oppose Donald Trump were not going to let up anytime soon.