Don Trump Jr. Defends Chelsea Clinton After She's Harassed At Vigil

Don Trump Jr. Defends Chelsea Clinton After She's Harassed At Vigil

Chelsea was in attendance at a vigil in New York University after gunman, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, attacked the two mosques, wanting to just pay her respects to the victims. "The 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there", added Dweik - who was wearing a Bernie Sanders 2020 T-shirt.

In a viral video from the vigil, a student can be seen confronting Clinton for rhetoric that she says "stoked" the hatred of Muslims that led to Friday's terror attack on two Christchurch mosques that took the lives of 49 people and injured at least 40.

The student apparently was referring to Clinton's recent condemnation of anti-Semitic statements by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Clinton said she was sorry the students felt that way, but that seemed to only enrage the group. I do believe words matter. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton said in response to the students.

"It's sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism", Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

Clinton did not respond to the student angrily, instead apologizing.

More news: New Zealand terror gunman

"I didn't tell Chelsea Clinton she was the one who put a gun to Muslims' heads", she tweeted.

"What does 'I'm sorry you feel that way mean?" another student snapped.

Clinton was among establishment Democrats who tore into Omar for her suggestion that the wealthy Israeli lobby has an overbearing influence in USA politics. "We should all expect elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Clinton tweeted.

Maajid continued: "I found it incredibly disturbing the way they treated Chelsea Clinton and when the far-left start treating those in their own political camp with hostility just because they don't use the precise language they want them to use, then what's the difference between them and the far-right?"

Despite the angry words directed towards her in public, Chelsea remained calm, collective and sympathetic to the students making the charges.

"Chelsea Clinton was trying to speak out against bigotry and her words were used to claim she was a bigot", said journalist Tim Pool.

Related Articles