Over the last year and a half, Donald Trump has often faced criticism for his controversial use of social media. After the president-elect sent out a questionable New Year's Eve message on Twitter, Trump was hit with even more backlash.

Trump Twitter trouble

The 2016 presidential election proved that American politics will never be the same again.

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With the rise and expansion of social media, candidates and politicians are able to reach potential voters in a way that was impossible before hand. During the campaign, most members of the media and political pundits thought Trump's use of Twitter would ultimately be his downfall, with his random rants being targeted by critics. However, Donald Trump was able to weather the storm, despite the controversy. After Trump took to his Twitter account on December 31 to mock his critics, celebrity social media users were quick to offer their thoughts.

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"Happy New Year to all," Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, before adding "including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!" Trump's mockery on Twitter has become commonplace, but so has the reaction to his messages.

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"Commenting on Trump's sick tweet this morning, there won't be a better response than Matt Oswalt's below," filmmaker Micheal Moore tweeted, linking to comedian Matt Oswalt and his tweet. "This sounds like something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham," Oswalt wrote.

"Oh sweetheart I know you think this makes you look brave, but you need to stop fixating!" Bess Kalb, writer for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," wrote on her Twitter page. Former MSNBC and ESPN host, Keith Olbermann, also offered his response. "We, Donald Trump, are called loyal Americans," Olbermann wrote on Twitter.

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In a follow-up tweet, Olbermann added, "Also, Donald Trump: in the popular vote, who was it again who 'lost so badly,' while using the hashtag "#MinorityPresident."

Moving forward

Despite the backlash, Donald Trump is just weeks away from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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Even with a growing opposition to his rhetoric, the former host of "The Apprentice" will get to lead the country for the next four years, and possibly longer.

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