Donald Trump Jr. is defending Chelsea Clinton after the former first daughter was accosted by far-left activists at a New York University vigil showing respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.
What happened with Clinton?
Video of the incident, which went viral, showed the pro-Muslim students blame Clinton for the massacre. They claimed Clinton's condemnation of anti-Semitic rhetoric from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) contributed to the political climate that fueled the massacre.
"This, right here," an activist angrily yelled at Clinton, pointing to the vigil, "is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world!"
In an effort to defuse the tense situation, Clinton apologized several times, although she was continually interrupted.
Here's the video that @Esor__Fasa put up where her friend is attacking Chelsea Clinton at a memorial service and linking her to the New Zealand massacre because Chelsea dared to call out Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism.
After heavy criticism, @Esor__Fasa deleted her account. pic.twitter.com/njjL9LsRKI
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 16, 2019
What did Don Jr. say?
In a rare show of solidarity between the Clintons and Trumps, Don Jr. condemned the activists' "sickening" actions.
"It's sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism," Don Jr. said. "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."
It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism.… https://t.co/vAnpXa4qvw— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1552742274.0