President Donald Trump joked that investigators will next probe his 11-year-old son, Barron, over Russia.
"Jared Kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians," tweeted Trump on July 25, referring to his son-in-law. "Witch Hunt. Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump!"
His tweet quickly sparked controversy.
"This, after you criticised others in the media for 'hurting Barron's feelings,'" wrote one Twitter user in response. "Now you're using him for s***s and giggles. You're unstable."
"Bizarrely, in your own attempts to be funny, you've dragged your 11-year-old son into the mix as a crutch for your woeful sense of humour," the user added.
"You really are the worst father ever dragging your 11 year old into the fight is low even for you," commented another.
"Leave your innocent son out of this," chimed in a third. "You've all ready thrown Don Jr under the bus. Who's next you shameful man?"
"I find it totally and completely revolting that Trump would use his 11 year old son as a political tool," another person wrote on The Hill's website. "He wants people to make jokes, etc, about Barron so he can play the victim. What kind of a father would do that?"
Others defended Trump's joke.
"LOL!" said one. "Im glad the President has a sense of humor after all these stupid and time wasting accusations from the fascist left.Soon midterms will diminish the dems representation even more as America wakes up to their lies and obstruction."
Trump's comments came after the Senate committee interviewed Kushner on July 24 about possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia to influence the presidential election.
"The record and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events in a very unique campaign," Kushner said later, reports The Hills.
"Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so," he added.
Despite the statement, many still distrust Kushner.
"Notice trump and Jared keep saying he 'did not collude' with the russians, but they never say he didn't "intend" to collude with russians," wrote one. "Intent is a crime. Jared is going to prison and something tells me trump is the '8th man.'"
Others believed Kushner, who serves as a senior White House aide.
"Trump will be cleared and this has been a year long investigation that turned up nothing and was a big waste of time and money," commented another.