From Daily Mail: A Saturday Night Live writer has been blasted for declaring 10-year-old Barron Trump will become ‘this country’s first homeschool shooter’ in a now deleted tweet.
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 comedy writer was branded ‘scum’ by Twitter users who called for her account to be blocked while others urged NBC to fire her.
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.
The 10-year-old, who accompanied his 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. But Barron will be staying put in New York with Melania Trump until he finishes out the year at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, where tuition starts at $44,120 for those enrolling in pre-K.
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FYI: As of midnight last night, Katie’s Twitter account no longer existed. Gee, I wonder why?