'SNL' Writer Slammed for Tweet Targeting Barron Trump
— Trump Super PAC (@TrumpSuperPAC) January 21, 2017
"Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich has faced criticism for a now-deleted tweet targeting President Donald Trump's 10-year-old son, Barron.
Rich, who writes the "SNL Weekend Update," tweeted the following during Friday's presidential inauguration:
"Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter."
Rich reportedly deleted the tweet after about three hours after facing intense backlash from the online community for targeting a child.
The fact that writers and other people are willing to attack Barron Trump, a ten year-old, just shows how much we really needed change.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) January 20, 2017
— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) January 20, 2017
SNL writer no doubt thinks bullying a 10-year-old CHILD is hilarious. This is truly sick. LEAVE BARRON ALONE! pic.twitter.com/Px7XnvMaZe
— Paula Bolyard (@pbolyard) January 20, 2017
Hate Trump all you want. Leave his kids - especially Barron alone. He's done nothing to you liberal scumbags ridiculing him. #SNL
— Carol Vicic (@CarolVicic) January 20, 2017
This is not the first time Barron has been at the center of a Twitter controversy. In late November, known Trump foe Rosie O'Donnell sparked an uproar after sharing a video that speculates about Barron possibly being autistic.
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