by Daniel Jativa · March 16, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. leaped to Chelsea Clinton’s defense on Twitter Saturday after the former first daughter was accosted by a left-wing activist.
Clinton was confronted in New York City by student Leen Dweik while attending a New York University interfaith vigil for the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings.
“It’s sickening to see people blame [Chelsea Clinton] for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism. 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,” Trump tweeted.
In the confrontation, Dweik cornered Clinton, 39 and pregnant with her third child, and said: “This, right here, is a result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you have put out into the world.” She was referring to Clinton’s rebuke of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for comments made by the Muslim lawmaker widely interpreted as anti-Semitic.
Hours after the video surfaced on Friday, Trump Jr. took to Twitter to stand behind Clinton, saying that she should be “praised” for standing up to anti-Semitism and not blamed.
It’s sickening to see people blame @ChelseaClinton for the NZ attacks because she spoke out against anti-Semitism. 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.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 16, 2019
Despite the partisan divide, there tends to be something unifying about having a presidential parent. The Clinton “first kid” came to then-10-year-old Barron Trump’s defense when a reporter called for him to “start dressing the part.” She said on Twitter: “It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves.”
It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017
In 2014, Jenna Bush Hager, former President George W. Bush’s daughter, came to the defense of the Obama daughters when a GOP Capitol Hill aide condemned what they were wearing at a White House event, telling them: “Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
Hagar said: “It’s not a job that they, you know, wanted. I had a hard time [growing up in the White House], but it’s also a privilege. They’re great girls. They’ve done an incredible job.”
Washington Examiner · by Daniel Jativa · March 16, 2019