On Tuesday night, Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters in Phoenix, Arizona. After the speech was panned by nearly everyone but his die hard supporters, the president decided to defend his remarks the following day on Twitter.

Trump on Phoenix

Ever since the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has caused constant controversy [VIDEO]. From the moment he announced his plan to run for office back in the summer of 2015, the former host of "The Apprentice" has turned heads, usually generating negative attention from the media starting from the moment he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Since his upset election win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, Trump has taken his questionable style to a new level after being sworn into office.

Due to his inability to bring even his own Republican Party together, Trump's failed to live up to the hype and promises he's made on the campaign trail which have resulted in an approval rating of around just 35 percent. With his presidency floundering, Trump has taken part in several re-election rallies, including one on Tuesday night that caused many to speak out. As seen on his Twitter account on August 23, the president is back on the defensive.

Taking to his Twitter feed on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump decided that he would defend his words from the aforementioned rally in Phoenix by predictably blaming the "fake news" media over their coverage.

"Phoenix crowd last night was amazing - a packed house. I love the Great State of Arizona," Trump tweeted out, before adding "Not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!"

In a follow-up tweet, Donald Trump continued to defend himself. "Last night in Phoenix I read the things from my statements on Charlottesville that the Fake News Media didn't cover fairly," Trump wrote, while adding, "People got it!" As expected, the president's tweets and comments at the rally didn't go over well on social media.

Hollywood reacts

Not long after Donald Trump gave is speech and later his remarks on Twitter, social media reacted negatively, including statements by many celebrities. "Donald, the fact that white supremacists are cheering your #PhoenixRally speech last night means you're doing it wrong," actor George Takei tweeted, before noting, "So very, very wrong."

"Never thought I'd see a sitting President Fomenting Civil Unrest, instead of being a voice of reason & Calm,just 2 Feed his insatiable Ego," singer Cher posted to her Twitter account.

"Trump u fu**ing delusional liar - we watched u equate the KKK w/protesters - u are the worst human alive and will go down in history as such," actress and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell tweeted out.

"Trump is the only person who could turn an innocent woman being murdered at a Nazi march into a situation where he is the victim," director Adam Best added. As the backlash continued to pour in, it was made clear that the rift between supporters and critics of Donald Trump was not going to end anytime soon.