Accuracy in Media

Left-wing students from New York University confronted former first daughter Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for victims of the massacre in New Zealand Friday night telling her that her criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) comments about Israel helped create the atmosphere that allowed the shooting to happen.

The students, identified by the Washington Post as Leen Dweik and Rose Asaf, spotted Clinton at the vigil and then confronted her, which was captured on video and immediately went viral.

“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put into the world,” Dweik 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 said.

Omar’s tweet last month sparked outrage among supporters of Israel including several prominent Democratic members of Congress who failed in an attempt to formally rebuke the freshman representative.

Asaf told the Post that Clinton “was the one who made this a story. “To me, when speaking of someone who is a refugee, it’s a dog whistle, it’s signaling this is a patriotic issue and that nationalism excludes people like Ilhan Omar,” she said.

Clinton received support from both sides of the aisle.

From a New York Times columnist.

Donald Trump Jr. also chimed in.

As did Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas).

 

Photo by Gage Skidmore




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