Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Chelsea Clinton Apologizes To Students Who Blame Her For NZ Attack

Chelsea Clinton Apologizes To Students Who Blame Her For NZ Attack

Chelsea Clinton tried to attend a vigil at New York University to show respect for the victims of the frightful massacre in New Zealand but pro-Muslim activists used the opportunity to berate her for calling out anti-Semitism.

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

Clinton responded once more, "I'm so sorry you feel that way", before another student yells "What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?"

"They do matter! This, right here", the activist interrupted angrily, pointing to the vigil, "is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world!"

The political foes became bedfellows after an NYU student confronted Clinton, who is pregnant with her third child, at a Friday night vigil for the massacre victims. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton stated when approached by students. I want you to feel that deep inside.

Clinton, apparently taken aback by the accusations flung at her, can be seen apologizing profusely for what she argues was an unintended offense. "I want you to know that".

Trump, likely referring to a Tweet Clinton wrote in February in which she criticized comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) which sparked controversy both inside and outside of the Democratic party, as lawmakers and the public, alike, debated over whether the congresswoman's remarks were anti-Semitic.

"What does "I'm sorry you feel that way" mean?" asked a male student nearby, seemingly frustrated. However, she added she would still attempt to "disrupt" Clinton if she spoke and say the same things she said in the recorded exchange.

The clip immediately went viral and while the person who originally posted then deleted her Twitter account following a backlash, the footage is still available online.

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