Activist Berates Chelsea Clinton, Linking Her Omar Tweet To NZ Massacre

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March 16, 2019 11:14 a.m.

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was berated at a vigil for victims of the New Zealand massacre Friday night by an activist who claimed that her denunciation of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments created the atmosphere which allowed the shooting to happen.

According to Business Insider, the activist was a New York University student. In a video now gone viral, the student berates the pregnant Clinton.

“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put into the world,” she said. “And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply — 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.”

“I’m so sorry, that certainly was never my intention, I believe that words matter,” Clinton responds in the video.

After Omar’s tweet last month, Clinton had responded: “We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”

Clinton is receiving largely bipartisan support in the wake of the incident.

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