Trump escalates feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar

Trump escalates feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar

Trump escalates feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar

Now she is receiving daily death threats. "It has to stop", Omar said in a statement tweeted late Sunday.

Democratic leadership, meanwhile, is also facing heat in the aftermath of the video.

On Thursday, the New York Post had helped set the tone by publishing a front page that showed her comment, "Some people did something", over a similar image.

Minnesota's Ilhan Omar said the threats were sparked by "violent rhetoric", accusing Mr Trump of stoking right-wing extremism.

Earlier this month a man was charged with threatening to kill Ms Omar over her Muslim faith.

A spokesman noted that Pelosi was traveling to Europe on Friday when Trump issued his tweet about a single phrase of Omar's that "some people did something" on 9/11 and that the speaker did express solidarity with the freshman lawmakerSaturday, writing: "The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence".

However, the context of her speech was omitted when conservatives began circulating snippets of her speech. No one should be threatened for expressing their opinions, and the government should take whatever action is necessary to make sure Omar is safe.

Bret Baier said to Sanders, "You are looking to become the first Jewish president".

Sanders jumped in and said, "I've talked to Ilhan about twice in my life". But as a sitting congresswoman, she's in the political fray; she should not be immune from criticism, wrongheaded though it sometimes may be.

Members of the GOP swiftly pounced on Omar's characterization of 9/11.

Omar came to the U.S. at the age of 12, as a refugee from Somalia.

Omar mounted a trenchant fightback, tweeting Saturday: "No one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America". She is a proud American. If you listen to more than those four words, though, it's obvious that that's not what she was saying. It would be no more appropriate to accuse Trump of inciting violence against Omar than it would be to hold the far left at fault for the 2017 congressional baseball shooting, which was perpetrated by a Sanders supporter who had appropriated some views of the Republicans-are-the-real-Taliban variety. "And I think that Ilhan has got to do maybe a better job in speaking to the Jewish community".

Omar has received numerous death threats since taking office in January.

She tweeted: "We are all Americans".

Omar has said she often faces questions doubting her "American-ness". Colbert acknowledged that he had previously made similar comments about Miller on his show and did not experience the same amount of backlash as Omar. The Murdoch-owned daily paper featured an image of the burning Twin Towers on 9/11 referencing Omar's comment out of context-"9/11 was "some people did something"-and the words "Here's Your Something" in large print over the photo". "But no one goes after people like the folks on 'Fox & Friends.' ..."

Bass added that she is "certainly hoping" that when Trump goes to Minnesota, "his goal is not to rev up sentiment against Muslims [and] Islamophobia".

There is also the assumption that Omar and every other Muslim American wasn't as affected by the trauma of 9/11 as non-Muslim Americans were.

"We don't have to give hate a platform", a new petition states. "We are not there to be invisible".

Pelosi called Trump's video "disrespectful and dangerous" and said it must be removed.

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