Trump Calls Muslim Lawmaker Ilhan Omar 'Out of Control' in Latest Attack

Clay Curtis
April 16, 2019

Some of the Omar supporters who gathered outside Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Minneapolis, called on Democratic leaders in Washington to take a stand for Omar.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that Trump put Omar's life in danger while saying that any silence from her colleagues "is to be complicit" in his "dangerous targeting" of Omar.

Launched Saturday by the Women's March, it accuses the president of "inciting violence and engaging in hate speech" through the "propaganda video targeting Congresswoman Omar" he posted Friday which uses an out-of-context phrase Omar said in reference to 9/11.

US President Donald Trump has delivered a fresh barrage of criticism against Rep. Ilhan Omar, which appears to be a follow-up of his previous 9/11-related verbal jab in her direction.

Democratic 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) struck a similar tone, when he said that Omar "won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we".

But the attempts to silence and bully her haven't just come from Trump and the Republican party.

On Sunday, in addition to mentioning Omar, Pelosi called on Trump to "take down his disrespectful and unsafe video".

Said Omar in a tweet: "Since the President's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referencing or replying to the President's video".

Trump captioned his tweet with: 'WE WILL NEVER FORGET!'

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a meeting with South Korea's president on April 11, 2019. "He's actually speaking out against it", Sanders said on Fox.

Critics accuse Omar of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the attacks that killed almost 3000 people. And now, the president has accused her of trivialising 9/11.

Bush had said, "The people - the people who knocked those buildings down will hear all of us soon". "I think it's her ill-thought-out words that she used to describe the greatest terror attack on the history of United States soil", Lotter told CNN on Monday.

The tweet continued to lead Trump's Twitter feed on Sunday, with more than nine million views.

Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Mr. Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker. Some also noted their past disagreements with her.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated in an interview with ABC News that, "It's a good thing that the president is calling [Omar] out".

Democrats condemned Trump for tweeting the video, which spliced a fraction of Omar's comments to a Council on American Islamic Relations (Cair) conference last month, about the problem of Islamophobia, with images of the Twin Towers burning and falling.

In her address, Omar had said the CAIR "was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties". Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were among those who released strong statements standing with Omar and condemning the risky right-wing attacks.

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