During the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. was surprisingly quiet on social media, deciding instead to let his lawyer do the talking. While the president was silent, one of his sons decided to take his place and lash out on Twitter.

Wallace on Junior

The first five months of the Donald Trump administration have resulted in non-stop criticism from the media as controversy has plagued the president and his team. While there have been many issues that Trump has been forced to face, nothing has lingered for as long as the Russian scandal.

Dating back to the early days of the 2016 presidential election, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been accused of being linked back to the Kremlin in one way or another. Trump has gone on the record to deny the allegations, labeling them "fake news," and accuse his critics of taking part in a "witch hunt" against him. More fuel to the fire of the scandal was added when Trump abruptly fired James Comey as head of the FBI, who at the time was leading the investigation into Russian interference in the election. While Comey testified in Congress on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. decided to live-tweet what was taking place, going off on a rant in defense of his father. As seen during a segment on MSNBC on June 8, panel guest and network host Nicolle Wallace ripped into the president's son.

As expected, the James Comey testimony dominated the cable news airwaves on Thursday, and was a top trend on social media. Though the president stayed off of his Twitter account, Donald Trump Jr. more than made up for his father's silence. While recapping the events and the aftermath, Nicolle Wallace didn't hold back her thoughts on how Donald Jr.

handled himself.

"This idea of the son as the only person sort of channeling this president in attacking the character of Comey, I think, speaks for itself," Nicolle Wallace said of Donald Trump Jr.

"For a guy who kills baby elephants for kicks to be giving James Comey a lesson in character and strength of character is rich at best and pathetic at worst," Wallace concluded. Wallace, a former Republican strategist, has been a panel guest on MSNBC and is set to host her own show on the network later this year.

Moving forward

As the reactions pour in following the James Comey testimony, they came across as expected. Those who support the president have come to his defense, claiming Comey revealed no damaging information, while critics of Donald Trump highlight the former FBI director's remarks about the commander in chief defacing himself and lying about the FBI following his termination.

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