After Hillary Clinton threw shade at Donald Trump earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before someone in the president's family spoke out. Donald Trump Jr. decided to be the one who hit back against Clinton, but didn't receive the most positive response.

Don Jr. and Hillary

The 2016 presidential election will go down as one of the most shocking and controversial in American history.

Heading into the general election, the idea of a Donald Trump victory over Hillary Clinton was one that not many believed would be possible. On Election Day, Clinton had a lead in nearly all polling outlets and appeared locked in to become the country's first female commander in chief. By the end of the night, Trump had pulled off the upset, leaving millions in disbelief. However, since then, Trump' victory has been marred by controversy and allegations that his campaign was in cahoots with Russia, who has since been found to have hacked into the election to help defeat Clinton.

With the scandal still in the headlines due to the Russian investigation, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at Yale University for the graduating class, as reported by NBC News on May 21.

"Now, I see looking out at you that you are following the tradition of over-the-top-hats, so I brought a hat, too," Clinton said, before adding, "A Russian hat" as she pulled a Russian fur hat out to the laughter of the students. In response, Donald Trump Jr. re-tweeted conservative actor James Woods who wasn't pleased with Clinton, before adding his own thoughts.

"I would say it would have been reasonably funny if we thought for one second that she actually came up with it herself, Don Jr. wrote.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump Jr's lackluster response to Hillary Clinton's humor, critics decided to lash out on Twitter. "You’re going to jail," one tweet read.

"I would say it would have been reasonably funny if we thought for one second that you actually could not recall all your Russian connections," a Twitter user wrote with sarcasm.

"Did you come up with that yourself? For a guy who hardly remembers who he talks to....unlikely," another tweet added. "She’s actually funnier and more truthful than any of your crime family," an additional tweet noted.

"Take it easy princess. Might want to edit UR bio cuz you ain't a husband," a social media user wrote. "Yet she has accomplished so much in her life while you can only ride on daddy's legacy...which will soon be prison," a follow-up tweet read.