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!”
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.”