After Donald Trump used Twitter to attack Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over her push for him to resign as president, backlash quickly followed. The president was accused of suggesting that Gillibrand would take part in sexual favors in exchange for campaign donations, which was a hot topic during the afternoon's press briefing.

Sanders on Trump

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, high-profiled men in various walks of life have been falling after allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Whether it's in the entertainment or sports world, or in politics, the "Me Too" movement has provided women with a safer space to come forward and publicly speak out against the men who allegedly abused them.

One of the biggest stories regarding this issue is in regards to Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate who has been accused by various women of assault and other sexual misconduct, while claiming he engaged in the activity with underage girls. The reaction from Republicans was split, but Donald Trump quickly came to Moore's defense. Since then, the more than dozen women who had previously accused the president of sexual assault have reemerged to call for a controversial investigation into their claims. In support of the women has been Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, much to the chagrin of the Trump who targeted the female Democrat during a Tuesday morning tweetstorm. These issues and more were highlighted during the December 12 press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

While taking questions from reporters on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to defend Donald Trump over his alleged sexist attack against Kirsten Gillibrand.

"I think that the president is very obvious. This is the same sediment that he's expressed many times before when he's exposed the corruption of the entire political system," Sanders said, before adding, "He's used similar terminology many times when talking about politicians of both parties, both men and women."

"This president can't be bought," the press secretary said.

When asked against if Donald Trump's remarks were sexist and alluding to Kirsten Gillibrand taking cash for sex, Sanders responded. "He's not alluding anything. He's talking about the way the system functions as it is," she stated, while explaining the president was pointing out that "politicians simply beg for money."

Instant reaction

As expected, Sarah Huckabee Sander's remarks didn't go over well with critics of the administration. " glad you can sleep at are a woman right?? Don’t sell yourself for a job! It’s unbecoming and distasteful," one tweet read.

"(SHS) is complicit in the President gas-lighting women.

How she can spew those lies and live with herself, it's just wretched," another tweet added. "SERIOUSLY!? That's the best you can do? @SenGillibrand deserves an apology at the VERY LEAST," an additional tweet read.

"Are you also concerned about inaccuracies coming out of the White House?

Because that happens on a daily basis," a follow-up tweet pointed out. "@SarahHuckabee is such a hick! Does she even know what she's talking about?" yet another tweet stated. The backlash continued as the opposition to Donald Trump and the allegations of sexual assault don't seem to be coming to an end.