In recent weeks, Donald Trump has come out in support of Luther Strange in the GOP run-off election. After it became clear that Strange would fall in defeat to fellow Republican Roy Moore, the president quickly became a punching bag across social media [VIDEO].

Trump's Alabama defeat

During the 2016 presidential election [VIDEO], Donald Trump was able to find a way to rally enough Republicans, conservatives, and libertarians by his side to come out as the GOP nominee. In the general election, the former host of "The Apprentice" shocked the world by defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States.

Despite Trump's ability to come out a winner, many questioned the circumstances surrounding his victory, most notably foreign interference by Russia. Fast forward to present day and the president's approval rating has dropped down to just 35 percent, as the majority of Americans disapprove of the job he's doing in the White House. On Tuesday night, the Republicans held a run-off election to fill the vacant seat left open in Congress by Jeff Sessions. Luther Strange, who had been appointed to fill the void until the election, faced off with Roy Moore. Despite Trump's support, Strange was easily defeated as reported by NBC News on September 26.

Shortly before 9:30 EST, projections came in and it was clear that Luther Strange had been defeated by Roy Moore in a crushing blow to Donald Trump and the administration.

With 35 percent reporting, Moore was leading 57.6 percent to 42.4 percent. The president had campaigned for Strange, even making a stop in Alabama last Friday, though the big news out of his trip was his recent attack on the NFL and the players who have taken part in a protest. Responding to the news, Trump tweeted out, "Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!"

Twitter reacts

In response to the news that Donald Trump's pick for Senate was defeated, critics had a field day mocking the billionaire real estate mogul. "Donald Trump's endorsement of Luther Strange destroyed his chances of being elected," one tweet added.

"Donald Trump endorsement is a kiss of death, get used to it," a Twitter user noted.

"Tough day for old #DonaldTrump #GrahamCassidy failed & #lutherstrange lost Watch for something big tomorrow #DistractandDivide," yet another tweet stated.

"Good news: Donald Trump is a loser who couldn't get his boy Luther Strange over the finish line. Bad news: Roy Moore is scary as hell," an additional tweet read. "please wake Donald Trump up and inform him that Mr. Moore has beat his best friend Mr. Luther strange, excuse tweets coming," another social media user posted. As the posts continued to pour in, it was clear that the silver-lining in the GOP Senate race for those on the left was that they could poke fun at the president.