With just a week into 2018, Donald Trump and the White House are doing their best to deflect from the constant stream of controversy [VIDEO]and put the focus on more positive aspects of the administration. During a recent tweet, Sarah Huckabee Sanders did just that.

Sanders on Trump

During Donald Trump's first year in office, he failed to follow through [VIDEO] on many of his campaign promises from the year prior. Due to the president not being able to get on the same page as many Republicans, who hold a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives, there was a lack of successful legislation passed through Congress.

Despite this, the former host of "The Apprentice" was able to make some moves, including the passing of his controversial tax reform, while undoing key items put in place by the Barack Obama administration. With 2018 only a week old, the White House is still trying to put a positive spin on 2017, which was made more than clear during a January 8 tweet from Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Taking to her Twitter feed to end the weekend, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a shot at Democrats in defending Donald Trump's first year in office, while attempting to cast hope for 2018.

"Democrats worst fear is a successful Trump presidency," Sanders tweeted.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on her attack against the Democratic Party, tweeting, "which is why their (Democrats) attacks have grown increasingly desperate after major victories for the Trump admin." Sanders then listed "tax cuts, ObamaCare mandate repeal, judges & against ISIS," as some of the top victories for the president, while also adding that the "Economy is booming and 2018 will be a great year for America."

Instant reaction

Following Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about Donald Trump's vision for his second year in office, critics of the administration wasted no time hitting back. "The economy is the worst it’s been in 15 years. Where do you get your info?" one tweet read.

"No I think Democrats worst fear is a stable genius getting us in a nuclear war to prove his 'button' is bigger than everyone else’s button," Tony Posnanski wrote.

"My God, could you stop with the nonstop lies and RT propaganda for just 1 day. It's Sunday, shouldn't you be at church repenting?" a follow-up tweet added.

"My fear is his obvious mental illness, and your very obvious (and pathetically sad) attempts at covering for him," one Twitter user stated. "No. Our greatest fear is destruction of the democratic ideals America has stood for. He’s dismantling every element of sanity and humanity. And you’re his mouthpiece," yet another tweet read.