On Wednesday afternoon, a National Guard Cargo Plane crashed in Georgia just moments after taking off, resulting in the deaths of five servicemen. In response, Donald Trump gave his thoughts but was quickly met with criticism.

Trump on National Guard

Shortly before noon on Wednesday, an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane from Puerto Rico, known as a modified version of "Hercules," took off from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Georgia, Within minutes, and just a mile from the airport, the plan crashed on to the local state highway.

In what many have described as a miracle. the cargo plane didn't hit any people or vehicles. However, at least five people on board were killed, including members of the National Guard. A reported total of nine passengers were on board, with the other four currently listed as missing.

In the hours since the crash was reported, the White House had not offered a comment until Donald Trump sent out a tweet on May 2. "I have been briefed on the U.S. C-130 'Hercules' cargo plane from the Puerto Rico National Guard that crashed near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport," Trump tweeted.

"Please join me in thoughts and prayers for the victims, their families and the great men and women of the National Guard," he wrote. As expected, those who oppose the commander in chief took time to hit back with thoughts of their own.

Twitter reacts

Moments after Donald Trump's tweet about the National Guard cargo plane crash, he was met with instant backlash from critics.

"Oldest, fattest, meanest, dumbest president," one tweet read.

"Every day I am embarrassed that America chose you to be our president.

You are a disgrace to the office. We deserve better," a Twitter user wrote. "Thoughts and prayers won't bring them back," a tweet went on to read. "I'm baffled that Puerto Ricans are still struggling after receiving over a billion thoughts and prayers," an additional tweet stated.

"Twitler means he saw it on Faux Newsh*t.

His work schedule is now down to 3-4 hours a day. Executive time until 11-ish. Off no later than 4 and then back to TV and twitting. This is our prez. SAD!" a social media user wrote. "Where you ever briefed on the Waffle House hero? Or because he's black it doesn't matter to you??? Racist In Chief!" a follow-up tweet read. The negative reaction continued as the rift between Donald Trump and many Americans moves forward.