Donald Trump Jr. came to the defense of Chelsea Clinton on Saturday after she was confronted at a vigil honoring the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks and accused of spreading hatred.
“It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism,” the president’s eldest son wrote on Twitter.
“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,” he added.
Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was confronted while attending a vigil for victims of Friday’s massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world,” a student can be heard saying to Clinton in video footage. “And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep down inside. Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.”
The confrontation was reportedly in response to Chelsea’s condemnation of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent controversial comments.