After NYU students confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings on Friday and accused her of stoking the hatred behind the massacre, Clinton found an unlikely ally: Donald Trump, Jr.
Clinton, who is pregnant with her third child, said she was sorry the students felt that way.
One user tweeted: 'This is absolute horses**t. chelsea clinton calling out ilhan omar's anti semitism isn't islamophobia and blaming her for christchurch is uncalled for. i am muslim and i thought omar crossed the line into anti semitism'.
Footage of the incident surfaced on Twitter, showing the interaction in which she can be seen calmly addressing the student.
"I'm so sorry that you feel that way", Clinton repeated at the time, sparking outrage and admiration online.More news: Manchester City facing FIFA transfer block and potential Champions League ban
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Clinton never did say anything hateful about Muslims, nor did she attack Muslims in any way. I do believe that words matter.
'This right here's the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words you put out into the world.
While it's unclear which statements the student was referring, the exchange subsequently prompted a series of reactions on Twitter, including one from Trump Jr. who called it "sickening". Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) remarks on Israel's treatment of Palestinians and America's financial relationship with the nation. The son of President Donald Trump, 72, didn't hesitate to speak his mind in his tweet and even suggested praise for Chelsea. Clinton was among the many prominent voices denouncing Omar for her remarks on Israel, which were deemed anti-Semetic by many US political figures. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton said in response to the students. "I want you to feel that deep inside, that forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric that you put out there".
Clinton tweeted to Omar after the accusation, saying, "Co-signed as an American".
"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Chelsea tweeted, joining a choir of condemnation.