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‘SNL’ writer suspended for inappropriate Barron Trump tweet

Rich referred to Barron as the 'country’s first homeschool shooter.'


Audrey Browning


Posted on Jan 23, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:46 am CDT

As expected, the internet exploded with jokes and memes after the inauguration—but one comment about Barron Trump left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths.

Saturday Night Live suspended writer Katie Rich indefinitely following a tweet involving Barron, 10-year-old son of Donald Trump.

“Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” Rich posted. Along with the rest of Rich’s timeline, the tweet has since been deleted.

The post received innumerable angry responses, including a public response by Chelsea Clinton.

Rich temporarily deactivated her Twitter after the incident but restored it today to issue an apology tweet. She did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Barron is not homeschooled and is finishing out the school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, before joining his father in Washington, D.C. 

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2017, 5:33 pm CST