Donald Trump Jr. defends Chelsea Clinton against Islamophobia accusation
Donald Trump Jr. defended Chelsea Clinton on Saturday after she was confronted at a vigil honoring the victims of the New Zealand mosque terror attacks and accused of spreading hatred.
Trump Jr wrote on Twitter, “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,” he added.
Chelsea Clinton, is the vice chairwoman of the Clinton Foundation, and the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was confronted while attending a vigil for victims of Friday's massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
In the video footage the NYU student can be heard saying to Chelsea Clinton, “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.”
Pregnant Clinton, 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.”
The students’ comments were in response to Chelsea Clinton slamming Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), who sparked controversy last month when she tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar said in a since-deleted Tweet responding to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s announcement he would take action against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) for being critical of the Jewish state.
“We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism,” Clinton Tweeted in February.
Chelsea Clinton, condemned Friday's attacks on the New Zealand mosques.
Clinton tweeted, "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."
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My view: The student's reaction was over the top in the video footage, I just don't get why she was being aggressive towards a pregnant woman, pointing her finger at Chelsea Clinton, as she tried to apologise. I don't understand why she blamed Chelsea for the New Zealand massacre. Chelsea Clinton was being polite and the spoiled brat was, just too aggressive, hateful and ignorant.