Donald Trump Jr. joined Twitter users in support of Chelsea Clinton on March 16, when he came to her defense after an NYU student blamed her for the mosque terrorist attacks in NZ, during a vigil for the tragedy.
"I'm so sorry that you feel that way", Clinton said.
"I'm so sorry", Clinton is heard saying on the video, "it certainly was never my intention, I do believe words matter, I believe we have to show solidarity". I do believe that words matter.
"What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" "I want you to feel that deep inside, that forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric that you put out there". According to The New York Post, Clinton was attending a vigil on the campus for the 49 people killed in the attacks earlier that day. In a video now gone viral, the student berates the pregnant Clinton.
Reaction on social media to the students' treatment of Clinton shows how this tragedy is being viewed across the political landscape.
Prominent conservatives such as President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., and Fox News host Tucker Carlson have spoken out in support of Clinton since the video began making the online rounds.
"Chelsea should be praised for speaking up, Trump wrote". The tragedy came just a week after the U.S. House voted on a resolution condemning hate speech, inspired by Omar's comments. Clinton put her hands ot her heart and apologized to the students that hey felt her comments were wrong. "Anyone who doesn't understand this is part of the problem", Donald Jr.'s tweet read.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a prominent conservative commentator, agreed and said the blame lies exclusively with the gunman.
"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Clinton Tweeted in February.
Omar, a freshman Democratic representative of Minnesota and practicing Muslim, stirred up controversy last month when she criticized Israel's treatment of Palestinians, saying that lobbyists paid US officials to support Israeli policies.
While this discussion has centered around President Trump, who was named in the shooter's manifesto, and who denied the fact that white supremacy is a growing concern in this nation, for some reason Chelsea Clinton was attacked yesterday.