Left unloads on Trump’s 10-year-old son Katie Rich, who writes for “Saturday Night Live,” was drawn over the coals on social media following her tweeted prediction that President Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, will become a school shooter. The uproar apparently prompted Rich to delete the offensive post on Twitter in which she said Barron Trump “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” It remained on Twitter for three hours until Rich deleted it.
Rich also then made her Twitter account private, thus blocking the public from viewing it. The 33-year-old Rich has been a writer for SNL since 2013.
Twitter users denounced Rich for making the boy a target of her snark. In a firestorm of comment, one Twitter user called her a “piece of trash” while others advocated a boycott of the NBC network, which produces and telecasts “Saturday Night Live.” Twitter user @Friendly JMC posted the following: “Wow who thinks insulting kids is funny? Weak.” Twitter user Robin Barraco called for a boycott and demanded that NBC tell its writers to "leave children out of their hate speech."
Actress Rosie O'Donnell was criticized in November for appearing to suggest that Barron Trump may have symptoms of autism. She wrote a tweet stating: Barron Trump Autistic? if so - what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic https://t.co/Acgy1Qxyqi via @YouTube — Rosie (@Rosie) November 22, 2016
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of HIllary and Bill Clinton also tweeted about Barron Trump, seeking to put a wedge between him and his father. She tweeted, "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing the President's policies that hurt kids."
Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 22, 2017