After it was announced that 13 Russian nationals had been indicted by Robert Mueller for meddling in the 2016 election, the White House attempted to use the news to defend the president. For Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she decided to take a shot at the former president in the process.

Sanders and Obama

For over a year, the hottest political story has involved Russia's hacking of the 2016 presidential election, and whether or not Donald Trump's campaign had been in cahoots with the Kremlin.

Despite Trump constantly denying the allegations, repeating the phrase "no collusion" on a routine basis, reports and evidence say otherwise. Following the indictments of the 13 Russian nationals last week, the president and his team have used the story to back their own talking points, though it appears their defense is misleading.

In addition to Donald Trump defending himself on Twitter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on the president's talking points while taking a shot at Barack Obama in the process.

"Unlike Obama, POTUS isn’t going to be pushed around by Russia or anybody else," Sanders tweeted. Not stopping there, the press secretary went on to quote the president, referring to the Russian investigation as "false allegations" that was only helping the "bad actors" in Russia from hurting American democracy.

Twitter checked

After Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted her social media defense of Donald Trump, those who oppose the administration wasted no time firing back. "Russia has the pee tape, they're calling the shots with you and Donnie," one tweet read.

"The truth is Donald Trump has been pushed around more by Russia in one year than any other President in American history," Dave Hogg tweeted out, while adding, "Why won't he enforce the sanctions against Russia?

Why has he not called for punitive action for their election tampering? Why was Russia helping him?" "Why won’t he implement the sanctions? He is Putin’s puppet," a social media user noted.

"Of course Russia won’t push Donald Trump around. You don’t push someone who’s in the middle of fellating you; that’s just rude," a follow-up tweet read.

"Sometimes, when you are alone, do you miss your soul?" a Twitter user sarcastically wondered. As the backlash and fact-checking continued to pour in, it was clear that critics of the White House would not be backing down or holding back at any point in the near future.