White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has once again found herself in hot water over a tweet claiming Donald Trump has defeated the Islamic State (Isis) in his first year as US president. On Sunday, 17 December, Sanders took to Twitter to question which stories were the most "underreported" in Trump's first year in office.

She listed "Defeat of Isis" and "Booming Trump economy" as options in the tweet.

Her unsubstantiated claim in the post did not seem to go down well with Twitter and Sanders was lambasted for it. Many criticised her for the proclamation in light of the recent attempted Isis suicide bombing at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City last week.

Akayed Ullah, 27, who pledged allegiance to Isis, set off a homemade pipe bomb that he was wearing, which was only partially detonated. Five people were injured in the incident.

Others pointed out that the US military still has thousands of overseas troops stationed across the Middle East that are still fighting the powerful terrorist group.

Many responded to Sanders' question with their own options, such as Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election or the sexual assault allegations against Trump.

"When did we defeat Isis? What date and time because legit the entire f**king planet missed it," one Twitter user commented.

Another said, "It's very dangerous to claim Isis is defeated. Some gains were made but we must be ever vigilant to prevent another 9/11, and we've made more enemies than friends in the Middle East lately."

"Trump hasn't defeated Isis and the economy is Obama's legacy," one person tweeted.

Another user wrote, "Defeat of Isis?!? What about the legalisation of unicorns? And don't forget the stabilisation of North Korea. #boomingeconomythanksobama"

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed US President Donald Trump has defeated Isis and Twitter fiercely blasted her for it REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst