“Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich allegedly posted and later deleted a tweet in which she said Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron Trump, would become the “country’s first homeschool shooter.”
Rich’s entire Twitter account has since been taken down.
According to Mediate, on Friday, Rich wrote, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” As noted by the post’s time stamp, the tweet was up for about three hours and then deleted… but her followers were quick to notice.
“SNL writer no doubt thinks bullying a 10-year-old CHILD is hilarious,” wrote one user. “This is truly sick. LEAVE BARRON ALONE!”
Even Curt Schilling stepped in, writing “So glad liberals have Rosie, Michael Moore, Cher, Madonna and this a–clown. Thought Presidents kids were off limits?”
However, one Twitter user defended Rich, writing, “Totally standing by the lady who said Barron will be the first homeschool shooter… when it’s right, it’s right.”
Mediaite added that Barron Trump is not homeschooled and is currently enrolled at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York. Melania Trump and Barron will remain in Manhattan and not move into the White House until he finishes school, Trump told reporters in November.
A representative for Rich has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
See reactions to Rich’s tweet below.
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
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
Cannot believe NBC/SNL writer Katie Rich apparently suggested 10 year old Barron Trump might be a "homeschool shooter" I hope they fire her.
— JackieTillmanHarty (@JackieTHarty) January 21, 2017
So glad liberals have Rosie, Michael Moore, Cher, Madonna and this assclown.Thought Presidents kids were off limits? https://t.co/FlKzqVsqAR
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 22, 2017
— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) January 20, 2017
SNL writer responsible for hate tweet against 10 year old Barron Trump.
This isn't funny. Nobody is laughing. https://t.co/mUDXoTGFFJ
— ???????????????? (@technowizardry) 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
— Mocking J Trump (@MockingJTrump) January 22, 2017