News broke on Wednesday morning that a top aide to Donald Trump abruptly resigned after being accused various acts of domestic violence against his ex-wives. In response, Sarah Sanders decided to defended the now former aide.

Sanders on Porter

Rob Porter, who had been serving as a senior aide at the White House, resigned on Wednesday after the Daily Mail reported a history of domestic abuse.

The paper released photos Jennifer Willoughby, Porter's ex wife, showing bruises on her face that allegedly took place during her "abusive marriage." Willoughby even went as far as to claim Porter grabbed her while she was in the shower and pulled her out, calling her a "fu**ing b*tch" in the process. In addition, Porter's other ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, accused him of similar allegations, once against speaking out to the Daily Mail.

While taking questions at the White House on Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to respond to the Rob Porter's situation.

"I can tell you that Rob has bee effective in his role as staff secretary. The president and chief of staff have had full confidence and trust in his ability and performance.

Following up her comments, Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on to read a statement released by Rob Porter, where he referred to the allegations as "outrageous," while denying the claims.

Porter will be leaving the White House but will also stay on in the short-term to help with the transition of his exit. As of press time, Donald Trump has not issued a statement on the issue at hand.

Instant backlash

In response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' remarks, critics of the president wasted no time firing back. "Is (SHS) pregnant again or is she just remarkably full of sh*t?

She looks more inflated than Trump’s rally attendance numbers," a tweet read.

"Congratulations to (SHS) makeup artist who drew her right eyebrow higher today.

Now they look equal. Bout time," yet another tweet stated. "(SHS) is defending the White House Staff Secretary who resigned after being accused of punching his ex-wife in the face on their honeymoon," a social media user noted. "Rob Porter and Sarah Huckabee Sanders are now shaming victims of domestic violence. Unconscionable!" a tweet read.

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders says White House policy is not to discuss security clearances. Likely because very few have them," a follow-up tweet read. "(SHS) is such a condensing b*tch," an additional tweet stated.