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Conservatives Defend Chelsea Clinton After Video Of Confrontation Goes Viral

17 March 2019
Conservatives Defend Chelsea Clinton After Video Of Confrontation Goes Viral

Donald Trump Jr. joined Twitter users in support of Chelsea Clinton on March 16, when he came to her defense after an NYU student blamed her for the mosque terrorist attacks in NZ, during a vigil for the tragedy.

"This [vigil] right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world", said the activist, a young woman. "The 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there", added Dweik - who was wearing a Bernie Sanders 2020 T-shirt.

"Heartbroken & horrified by the white nationalist terrorist attack during Jummah on the mosques and Muslim community in Christchurch", Clinton wrote. However, she was confronted by students who aggressively targeted her for comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). I do believe that words matter. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton told students who accosted her at the vigil.

Clinton, apparently taken aback by the accusations flung at her, can be seen apologizing profusely for what she argues was an unintended offense. Chelsea should be praised for speaking up.

"I'm so sorry", she said.

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"I don't think..." the girl replied, when another student interrupted: "What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" "I want you to know that".

Omar's comments ignited a firestorm of debate over whether she was raising legitimate critiques of USA foreign policy or engaging in anti-Semitism.

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was one of many political leaders who denounced anti-Semitism after Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar criticised Israel's treatment of Palestinians and alleged money and lobbying were driving the United States to defend Israel and halt debate over the issue. Clinton called out the freshman Democrat for allegedly trafficking in anti-Semitism.

"Fox & Friends" also ran a segment about the confrontation on Saturday with Ed Henry saying she had nothing to apologize for.

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