Following a weekend of the now infamous feud between Donald Trump and the National Football League (NFL), the White House has given their official response. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders predictably came to the defense of the president, but it didn't go over well on social media.

Sanders on Trump

Donald Trump has never been one to back off from voicing his opinion, regardless of the reaction that it might result in. Whether it's attacks on other politicians, the mainstream media, or critics out in Hollywood, the former host of "The Apprentice" has made a name for himself by going on endless social media rants against those who oppose him, or ideas he doesn't agree with.

This was evident once again during a rally last Friday in Alabama for Luther Strange, the president's preferred candidate to fill the vacant Senate seat left open by Jeff Sessions. During the rally, the president ripped into the NFL for allowing "son of a bitch" players to protest the national anthem, before advocating for team owners to fire them. The feud has only escalated in recent days, resulting in the largest national anthem protest in NFL football Sunday history, with many other sports figures speaking out. These issues were discussed during the daily White House press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders on September 25.

While addressing reporters on Monday afternoon at the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasted no time sticking up for Donald Trump and his latest grudge with the sports world.

"This isn’t about the president being against anyone," Sanders said, before explaining, "this is about the president and millions of Americans for something."

When pressed on the national anthem protest not being disrespectful towards the United States but rather as a way to bring attention to police brutality, Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired back.

"If the debate is really about police brutality they should probably protest the officers on the field instead of the American flag," Sanders said.

Twitter reacts

Within minutes of her remarks, Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly went viral on social media as those who oppose Donald Trump gave their thoughts. "Sarah Sanders exits stage right when she can't take the heat of the press pointing out her boss is a racist SOB," one Twitter user wrote.

"Sarah Sanders always looks like she's about to call the manager on everyone all the time," an additional social media user pointed out. "Surreal moment on CNN, Sarah Sanders droning on about Arkansas racial history while the police drag disabled people away on split screen," another tweet added.

"Sarah Sanders, if Trump cares so much about the flag, why did he not serve his country? Why did he instead run away like a coward?" yet another tweet wondered.

"White Privilege woman named Sarah Sanders is telling black folks who are being unlawfully murdered by police on how they should protest," a tweet added. As the backlash continued, it showed that the fight between Donald Trump and the world of sports was just getting started.