In a rare show of solidarity between the Clintons and Trumps, Don Jr. condemned the activists' "sickening" actions. "We should all be condemning anti-Semitism & all forms of hate. Anyone who doesn't understand this is part of the problem".
Clinton said she was sorry the students felt that way, but that seemed to only enrage the group. The Daily Wire's Ashe Schow reported on the confrontation, writing that the student "began pointing her finger in Clinton's face and angrily accusing her rhetoric of inspiring the mass shooter". "I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep inside-49 people died because of the rhetoric that you put out there".
Clinton did not respond to the student angrily, instead apologizing.
In response, Chelsea said: 'I'm so sorry that you feel that way.
Another student chimed in on the video asking, "What does 'I'm sorry you feel that way mean?" "What does that mean?" In a viral video circulating social media, students told Clinton that her remarks on congresswoman Ilhan Omar helped stoke these attacks.
Clinton was among establishment Democrats who tore into Omar for her suggestion that the wealthy Israeli lobby has an overbearing influence in United States politics. Moreover, in 2012, Omar tweeted, "Israel has hypnotized the world".
Before the incident, she took aim at the "caucasity" of the fact that Clinton was invited, accusing her of "stoking Islamophobia and racism surrounding Ilhan Omar." . "We should all expect elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Clinton tweeted.
As noted by Schow, Dweik doubled-down on her Clinton-bashing via Twitter. Omar is Muslim, and calling her out has emboldened anti-Islamic sentiment, according to some on the far left.
Despite the angry words directed towards her in public, Chelsea remained calm, collective and sympathetic to the students making the charges. However, she added she would still attempt to "disrupt" Clinton if she spoke and say the same things she said in the recorded exchange. "There are no rules, everything is offensive". "Her calmness here is extraordinary & very laudable".