Pregnant Chelsea Clinton Confronted By Students At Vigil For New Zealand Victims [VIDEO]
As expected, many are still filled with anger, outrage and sadness following the New Zealand terrorist attack at two mosques that reportedly killed 49 people. Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton learned just how intense anger can be, as she found herself on the receiving end of a tense exchange with New Zealand students while at a vigil for the victims.
Chelsea Clinton is currently pregnant with her third child and was recently confronted by a group of New Zealand students while at a vigil for the victims of the recent terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 49 people.
In the heated and uncomfortable exchange, Clinton is confronted by the students and accused of promoting Islamophobia. This refers to Clinton’s earlier harsh remarks of Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was recently accused of making anti-Semitic comments enforcing hateful cultural stereotypes against Jewish people.
In the video, the student says to Clinton:
“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world. 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.”
Continuing to remain calm and letting the student speak her peace, Clinton replied:
“I’m so sorry that you feel that way. Certainly, it was never my intention. I do believe words matter. I believe we have to show solidarity.”
To her response, another student could be heard saying:
“What does ‘I’m sorry you feel that way’ mean?”
Clinton has received mostly praised for the way she handled the situation.
You can also check out Clinton’s initial tweets about Omar that sparked the students’ confrontation, BELOW:
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