Chelsea Clinton Apologizes To Students Who Blame Her For NZ Attack

Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch New Zealand Saturday

When Chelsea Clinton showed up at a vigil Friday night in NY for victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre, she was confronted by a small group of college students who accused her of inciting the violence.

Forty-nine people were killed in Christchurch on Friday in attacks targeting faithful Muslims during prayers at two different mosques in the city.

Maajid continued: "I found it incredibly disturbing the way they treated Chelsea Clinton and when the far-left start treating those in their own political camp with hostility just because they don't use the precise language they want them to use, then what's the difference between them and the far-right?"

"I'm so sorry, that certainly was never my intention, I believe that words matter", Clinton responds in the video. I do believe words matter. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton said in response to the students.

Still, the student persisted in dressing down Clinton, claiming the shootings were "stoked by people like you".

Omar, who invited Clinton to talk about the issue. "I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you", she added.


"What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" another student asked. Chelsea should be praised for speaking up. Clinton put her hands ot her heart and apologized to the students that hey felt her comments were wrong.

Prominent conservatives such as President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., and Fox News host Tucker Carlson have spoken out in support of Clinton since the video began making the online rounds. "Anyone who doesn't understand that is part of the problem", he tweeted.

"It should go without saying but neither myself, @ChelseaClinton or Spyro the Dragon had anything to do with the tragedy in New Zealand", Owens wrote on Twitter Saturday.

Students confronted Clinton, who is pregnant with her third child, over statements she'd made denouncing anti-Semitism.

"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Clinton Tweeted in February. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) remarks on Israel's treatment of Palestinians and America's financial relationship with the nation.

Clinton was among establishment Democrats who tore into Omar for her suggestion that the wealthy Israeli lobby has an overbearing influence in USA politics.

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