It's no secret that the Donald Trump administration hasn't been too friendly to the LGBT community. While Trump has received his fair share of criticism, it's been Vice President Mike Pence who has an even worse reputation on the issue.

Trump on Pence

When Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president, he did so while vowing to be the best choice for all Americans. Despite his pledge, Trump's controversial rhetoric didn't go over with many that weren't already on the far right of the political spectrum. Despite his tone and style, Trump was able to weather the storm of controversy during the GOP primary and general election to become the 45th President of the United States.

During that time, Trump selected former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate, which appealed to the religious right, but alienated many others. One of the biggest knocks on Pence was his views rooted in conservative Christianity, especially when it came to dealing with issues pertaining to the LGBT community and women's rights. As first reported by The New Yorker on October 16, Trump reportedly poked fun at his vice president for allegedly wanting to "hang" gay Americans.

In an article published by the New Yorker on Monday, Donald Trump and Mike Pence recently took part in a private meeting with a legal scholar when the issue of gay rights was brought up.

"Don't ask that guy," Trump said in reference to Pence. "He (Pence) wants to hang them all!" Trump continued.

When the issue of abortion was highlighted, Donald Trump didn't think going after Roe v.

Wade was the best move, and criticized Mike Pence for his views on the subject after the legal scholar informed the president that states would simply vote to overturn the ruling. "You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it," Trump reportedly said to Pence, while adding, "it's not going to end abortion anyway."

Twitter reacts

As expected, many social media users weren't happy with the report in question.

"How can anyone support a man who holds these beliefs? Even if you are a devout Christian, this is just wrong!" one tweet read.

"We have an alleged rapist president who jokes about his VP wanting to lynch gay people. I don't recognize my country," another tweet added. "Republicans and conservatives think that hanging gay people is 'funny' Let that sink in.

Let that fucking sink in," one Twitter user noted.

"I would love to actually be able to meet mike pence and see if he can look me in the eyes and tell me I should be hung for being gay," another post noted. As the backlash continued, the bad blood between the Donald Trump administration and the majority of the country moved forward.