Conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza apologized on Wednesday after facing backlash from both sides of the aisle for mocking the teen survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting on Valentine’s Day.
D’Souza received thousands of replies from enraged Twitter users after he wrote to his 800,000 followers on Tuesday, “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.”
The tweet was in response to an Associated Press photo that shows school shooting survivors in tears after the Florida’s House voted down a bill to ban the sale of assault weapons.
In a separate post, also about the vote of Florida lawmakers, D’Souza tweeted, “Adults 1, kids 0.” He then criticized the media for exploiting the Parkland shooting that took the lives of 17 people, including 15-year-old Peter Wang.
In 2014, the bestselling author of “The Big Lie” and documentarian of “2016: Obama’s America” and “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to one felony count of violating federal campaign finance laws, according to The Hill.
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