President Trump blasted Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Rep. Ilhan Omar and called the freshman Democrat “anti-Semitic” and “out of control.”
” Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting absolutely nothing done, chooses to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and thankless U.S. HATE declarations Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” Trump tweeted Monday.
PELOSI MOVES TO MAKE SURE ILHAN OMAR’S SAFETY, CALLS FOR TRUMP TO REMOVE VIDEO
The president’s tweets followed Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Sunday that she ‘d taken actions to guarantee the safety of Omar, D-Minn., after the president tweeted a video that combined images of the 9/11 terror attacks with remarks by Omar.
The video showed the burning World Trade Center towers and Omar speaking last month at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where she stated the organization was established since “some individuals did something” and Muslims “were beginning to lose access to our civil liberties.”
” For far too long we have actually coped with the pain of being a second-class resident and, frankly, I’m fed up with it, and every single Muslim in this nation should be tired of it,” she said in her March 23 speech, according to a video posted online. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some individuals did something which all of us were beginning to lose access to our civil liberties.”
CAIR was established in 1994, but according to its site, its subscription escalated after Sept. 11, 2001.
NADLER BLASTS TRUMP FOR TWEETING VIDEO OF 9/11 ATTACKS AND OMAR REMARKS, SAYS HE HAS ‘NO MORAL AUTHORITY’
The video tweeted by Trump likewise consisted of news video of the terror attacks on the Twin Towers. Trump captioned his tweet with: “WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER!”
Critics accused Omar of using a flippant description of the assailants, who killed almost 3,000 individuals. She later sought to defend herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush. Days after 9/11, the Republican president described the assailants as “people.”
Pelosi required Trump take down the video he had pinned to his Twitter page. That exact same day, the video was eliminated, however it is unclear whether it was due to the fact that of Pelosi’s need.
The White Home protected Trump, stating the president had a duty to highlight Omar’s history of comments that others have found offensive, and that he wanted no “ill will” upon the congresswoman.
” Definitely the president is wanting no ill will and definitely not violence towards anyone, however the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments,” White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated. “The bigger concern is, why aren’t Democrats doing the very same thing? It’s definitely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other method.”
Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into unpleasant area with comments about Israel and the strength of its impact in Washington. She apologized for recommending that lawmakers support Israel for pay and stated she wasn’t slamming Jews. However, she refused to reclaim a tweet in which she recommended American advocates of Israel “pledge allegiance” to a foreign country.
Fox News’ David Aaro and The Associated Press contributed to this report.