After yet another crazy start to the week in Washington, D.C., the White House has done their best to deflect from the negative media attention and focus more on the positive aspects. At her latest press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to face tough questions from reporters regarding the president's recent Twitter media threat and the latest news involving Michael Cohen.

Sanders on Trump

In recent days, a wide-range of stories have dominated the headlines, ranging from scandal to domestic and foreign policy issues.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Iran deal, resulting in harsh criticism in the media and from the majority of the Democratic Party. In addition, Trump's morning tweetstorm included the president threatening to remove press credentials from reporters, which continues the feud between the White House and the media. Capping off the headlines was the news that Michael Cohen received $500,000 from a Russian oligarch to allegedly help silence Stormy Daniels and gain access to the commander in chief.

These issues and more were discussed during the May 9 press briefing at the White House.

When pressed on Donald Trump's tweets attacking the media over the possibility of removing press credentials, Sanders deflected and attempted to smooth things over. "The fact that I'm standing here taking questions, the fact that the president took questions from your colleagues just two hours ago, demonstrates this White House's commitment to accessibility," she said, before adding, "We're very committed to a free press and I think that we demonstrate that every single day."

Sanders on Cohen

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was then asked about the news that Michael Cohen, the president's personal lawyer, received nearly $500,000 from a Russian oligarch to gain access to Donald Trump and possibly for the "hush money" payment to Stormy Daniels.

"As you know due to the complicated components of this investigation I would refer you to outside counsel to address those concerns," Sanders deflected.

Twitter reacts

After Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her best to defend Donald Trump, it didn't take long before critics lashed out in response. "We note she says 'taking questions' and not answering them," one tweet read.

"Again, 'ignore everything he says and I'll tell you what he meant,'" a Twitter user wrote. "So, Trumps words/tweets don't mean nothing? Also, how many times Sarah says, 'I'm not aware' & 'I advise you to outside counsel' Other than that, she's most likely lying," another tweet went on to read.

"Again talking around the question and is not even explaining why she is constantly lying/misinforming the nation," a social media user wrote. "In other words, what the president said was just bullsh*t," a follow-up tweet read.