After just over a year in office, Donald Trump continues to face criticism from his political opponents and the majority of the mainstream media. In an attempt to paint the administration in a more positive light, the president's son decided to go back into the vault and bring up an old interview that his father did with Oprah Winfrey.

Don Jr. uses Oprah

When Donald Trump announced his campaign for president back in June 2015, he quickly came under fire after referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." From the moment that seed of controversy was planted, Americans took a side of either support or opposition when it came to Trump.

Fast forward to present day and Trump is facing increased criticism due to his policy proposals, political agenda, and the scandals that have plagued his administration.

While the president is sitting on an approval rating under 40 percent, his son Donald Jr. is coming to his defense. In a tweet sent out on March 8, Don Jr. used a clip from a 30-year old interview with Oprah Winfrey to help promote his dad's agenda, while adding his own message in the process. "Very proud to have a President do what what he said he was going to do," Don. Jr tweeted.

"For decades now Donald Trump has been signaling the alarm against the hollowing out of America. Other countries have been 'Dumping' and screwing over America for too long," the younger Trump tweeted, while concluding, "Time to get tough!" and using the hashtag "MAGA." In the video clip, Trump is seen talking to Oprah where he speaks about the United States being in debt and getting taken advantage of by other nations, which is the same language and talking points used today.

Instant backlash

Following the tweet sent out by Donald Trump Jr, critics of the administration hit back. "He still doesn't love you more than Jared. Enjoy being the domino that brings down the presidency," one tweet read.

"Yeah, your father is indeed a prince, he has surrounded himself with the best felons on earth, they have lied, cheated, and stolen from the American people, but I do feel that their light is about to dim and they will receive the ultimate punishment.

Thanks Mr. Mueller," one Twitter user wrote. "Hey when he paid off Stormy to keep quiet about 'paternity information,' you figure that was about Eric or Barron?" a follow-up tweet added.

"Just think he's doing it again, only for the betterment of the upper one percent which I am sure you will benefit too, millions and millions and millions of dollars floating into your pockets. You are as lame as you dad is. Lamest president ever," yet another tweet stated. "Well, he’s certainly been doing a lot of screwing," a sarcastic social media user tweeted out.