One of the biggest stories in the news this week surrounds now disgraced founder of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, and the sexual assault and harassment allegations that have been directed at him. While this has been going on, Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway took time to talk up Donald Trump and what he's done for women in the White House, which didn't over well on social media.

Conway on Twitter

Just one month before the 2016 presidential election took place, the so-called "October surprise" was released in the form of the now infamous Access Hollywood tape.

In the audio recording, Donald Trump could be heard bragging that he was able to use his fame to convince women to sleep with him, going as far as saying "when you're famous, let let you do it. Gran them by the pu**y." In the weeks leading up to Election Day, a dozen women came forward to accuse the former host of "The Apprentice" of various forms of sexual assault and harassment. None of the allegations could be proven, with Trump quickly denying the charges. In the end, Trump was able to withstand the scandal and defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the new president. Fast forward to this past week and the sexual scandal involving film producer Harvey Weinstein has made headlines, which has prompted the right-wing media and Republicans to gloat due to the fact that the co-founder of the Weinstein Company has been a major donor to the Democratic Party.

Kellyanne Conway has been one voice that has highlighted the Weinstein story, but received backlash after sending out her latest tweet in favor of Trump on October 1.

Taking to her Twitter account on Thursday night was Kellyanne Conway who praised Donald Trump for nominating Kirstjen Nielsen to become the next Secretary of Homeland Security.

"POTUS continues his practice of elevating and empowering women to top positions. Congratulations, Kirstjen!" she tweeted. Nielsen has been previously working as deputy chief of staff along side John Kelly, but is expected to move up to her new position. As expected, those who oppose the administration were quick to point out Trump's history with women in contrast to Conway's tweet.

Twitter reacts

Not long after Kellyanne Conway sent out her tweet in favor of Donald Trump's selection of Kirstjen Nielsen, critics wasted no time sounding off. "And grabbing them by the pussy, because when you're a celebrity they just let you do it," Molly Jong-Fast tweeted out.

"While he rapes them.

Is that what you meant. There's only 16 or so women accusing him... As of today," another tweet noted. "Oh sweetie can't you see through him yet? He doesn't empower women, he uses them for his purpose. Did he empower Mayor Cruz?" a follow-up tweet stated.

"You can't empower us and say that you can grab our pussies at the same time. JUST STOP," an additional tweet noted. As the backlash continued, it was clear critics of Donald Trump were not ready to hold back anytime soon.