At roughly the same time as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, a Saturday Night Live writer took deadly aim at Trump’s 10-year-old son, posting an incendiary tweet before later deleting it.
— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) January 20, 2017
Twitter users were outraged:
@katiemaryrich oh hey look twitter’s verifying garbage people now wow
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) January 20, 2017
I guess SNL is so desperate for writers that they’ll hire anyone. https://t.co/52GisHooyK
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) January 20, 2017
He’s a 4th grader you tyrannical bully.
10 years old….You are a horrible person.
— HeisenbergHattie (@HBergHattie) January 20, 2017
@katiemaryrich You’re disgusting. He’s 10, you really can’t find something better to do with your time than attack a 10 year old?
— Kevin Behringer (@kevinbehringer) January 20, 2017
@katiemaryrich You’re disgusting. He’s ten. Walk away from the computer now, you deranged troll.
— Bee (@infobee) January 20, 2017
Rich was hired to write for Saturday Night Live in December 2013.
UPDATE: This article originally quoted a tweet from Katie Rich and did not attribute the statement to Carrie Fisher from her book Wishful Drinking. We apologize for the error.