Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE defended Chelsea Clinton on Saturday after she was confronted at a vigil honoring the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks and accused of spreading hatred.
“It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism,” the president’s eldest son wrote on Twitter.
“We should all be condemning anti-Semitism & all forms of hate. Chelsea should be praised for speaking up. Anyone who doesn’t understand this is part of the problem,” he added.
It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism. We should all be condemning anti-Semitism & all forms of hate. Chelsea should be praised for speaking up. Anyone who doesn’t understand this is part of the problem.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 16, 2019
Clinton, an author and the daughter of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Bill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital MORE and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE, was confronted while attending a vigil for victims of Friday's massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The shooting left 49 people dead and dozens injured.
“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world,” a student can be heard saying to Clinton in video footage. “And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep down inside. Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.”
Clinton, who is pregnant with her third child, said she was sorry the students felt that way.
“Certainly, it was never my intention," Clinton said. "I do believe words matter. I believe we have to show solidarity.”
Here is a pregnant Chelsea Clinton being accosted in public by NYU students blaming her for the New Zealand massacre. You are free to have your opinion, but how you express yourself matters. Note how Clinton never shuts down or stops listening, despite not deserving any of this. pic.twitter.com/V6XcC3lWCB— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 16, 2019
The confrontation reportedly stemmed from Clinton’s condemnation of comments made by Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar targeted by suspicious substance deemed not hazardous Omar, Klobuchar lead charge seeking Congressional Gold Medal for Prince Dozens of Democrats call for spending bill to pass 'climate test' MORE (D-Minn.) in recent weeks. Omar has been at the center of a debate on anti-Semitism after her remarks about U.S.-Israel relations.
Clinton, who is the vice chairwoman of the Clinton Foundation, condemned Friday's attacks on the New Zealand mosques.
"Heartbroken & horrified by the white nationalist terrorist attack during Jummah on the mosques and Muslim community in Christchurch," she wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Keeping all affected by this tragedy in my heart and prayers. We need a global response to the global threat of violent white nationalism."
A 28-year-old Australian man has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the massacre, though he is expected to face more charges. He appeared to flash a white supremacist sign in court on Saturday.
A social media account believed to be linked to the suspected gunman posted a manifesto that expressed anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views prior to the attack.