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A college student angrily confronted former US first daughter Chelsea Clinton today, directly blaming her recent condemnation of recent remarks made by US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the terror attack in New Zealand.
The comments came at a memorial service in Christchurch, New Zealand that Clinton attended.
New Zealand was the site of a deadly rampage against mosques in the country which left 49 dead and many others wounded.
Omar recently made remarks which became controversial and some, including Chelsea Clinton, condemned as anti-Semitic.
“This, this right, here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words you put out,” the activist student told a clearly startled Clinton. “And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep inside, 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.”
The student’s friend posted the video on Twitter, and then tweeted a follow-up, asking people to donate to her friend online. But after receiving an onslaught of criticism, she quickly deleted her account. The video she posted is above.
The activist remains unrepentant. On Twitter, she said that her “brand” is “yelling at white politicians.”
The student later re-tweeted a post from Rep. Omar, and then posted a message explaining her anger toward Chelsea Clinton.