There is a golden rule in politics, especially with regards to presidents – their children are off limits. A writer on Saturday Night Live took to twitter attacking Barron Trump saying that he will become ‘this country’s first homeschool shooter’ which she quickly deleted after she was berated for picking on the 10-year-old.
Katie Rich fired off the tweet on Inauguration Day, only to delete it three hours later and set her account to private after she faced a barrage of criticism, The Daily Mail reported.
The comedy writer was branded ‘scum’ by Twitter users who called for her account to be blocked while others urged NBC to fire her.
She wrote: ‘Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter’ and faced a barrage of criticism for the ‘tasteless’ joke
Just after noon on Friday, Rich wrote: ‘Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter’.
Critics slammed the writer for her ‘tasteless’ joke and called her ‘sick’ and ‘disgusting’ for targeting Trump’s youngest child.
Sam Janney, tweeting under the username @PolitiBunny, wrote: ‘Kids are off limits…and the internet is forever. Shameful @katiemaryrich’
Dennis ONeill wrote: ‘@latiemaryrich what’s your problem. Do you get off picking on little kids? No wonder SNL is garbage these days. You work for them.’
Some Twitter users demanded that she apologize, while several others called for NBC to terminate her contract.
Rich deleted the tweet hours later and set her account to protected, even though that seemed to anger some social medias even more as they continued to berate her online.
Barron, who accompanied the Trump family to Washington DC this weekend, has been thrust into the limelight as the first son to live in the White House since John F Kennedy Jr.
Melania and Barron will be staying in New York until he finishes out the year at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and then they will join the President at the White House.
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