After yet another controversial week in the White House, Donald Trump attempted damage control on his favorite cable news network. By the time the president was done speaking with Fox, his critics wasted no time firing back.

Trump on Fox

Not long after Donald Trump announced his plan to run for president, it became clear that he wasn't going to see eye to eye with the majority of the mainstream media. Routinely ripping the press and calling out networks, news outlets and journalists, Trump made bashing the media one of his top talking points during the campaign.

Despite this, Fox News has become a political safe space for the former host of "The Apprentice," with nearly all of the hosts and network personalities having favorable views about Trump. Trump's love affair with Fox News has gone so deep that he often gives shout outs to select programming on his social media feed, with Sean Hannity and "Fox & Friends" being at the top of the list. In recent days, Fox News has been there to support Trump at every turn, even when other Republicans, like senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, have been critical of the president. On Tuesday night, Hannity kicked his show off by slandering Flake and Corker for daring to speak out against the White House. As seen on the Fox Business Channel on October 25, Trump sat down with host Lou Dobbs for what many are calling a softball interview.

Joining Fox host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday night, Donald Trump took part in an interview that was anything but hard hitting. Various topics were covered, with the president making sure to get in his usual jabs at the Democratic Party and the media, while going mostly unchallenged when claiming his relationship with the GOP is in good standing.

"They put on stories on CNN and NBC and CBS and ABC, and the MSNBC which is ridiculous," Donald Trump said of the mainstream media. " They put on stories that are so false, they have so-called sources that in my opinion don’t exist," he continued, as Lou Dobbs never pressed him any further.

"What could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN?" Trump went on to rhetorically ask, while saying he was "proud" that he was able to coin the phrase "fake news."

(Trump attacks the media in the above clip.)

Not stopping there, Donald Trump did express his support for social media and being able to have a platform to bypass the press so you can give the country the "truth." "The good thing about social media," he said, before noting, "at least I can put out the truth."

Trump on Clinton

Lou Dobbs then brought up the recent Washington Post story that revealed Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the research behind the infamous "pee tape" dossier, much to the chagrin of Donald Trump.

"Don’t forget Hillary Clinton totally denied this," Trump said, before mocking the former Secretary of State. "It’s totally discredited, it’s a total phony," he continued, describing the dossier as "fake news" and the DNC's reported involvement as "disgraceful."

Twitter reacts

While Donald Trump and Lou Dobbs took part in their interview, social media critics of the president weren't impressed. "Lou Dobbs is a joke as a reporter, just like (DT) is a joke as a President," one tweet read.

"Part 2 of Lou Dobbs's 'interview' with (DT) begins with Dobbs fantasizing about living with trump in an old Victorian house in Maine," a sarcastic tweet added. "God, Lou Dobbs has become a mumbling mess," another Twitter user noted.

"Lou Dobbs isn't even pretending his Trump interview is journalism. I've had tougher exchanges with childhood toys animated by my own voice," yet another tweet stated. The backlash continued as the opposition to the president moved forward.