Rep. Ilhan Omar accused President Trump of fomenting anger and increasing death threats against her by posting a video of her own words diminishing the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
The President tweeted a video of the Minnesota Democrat’s controversial comments noting that 9/11 involved “some people [who] did something,” mixed with clips from the actual terrorist attacks.
Trump added the caption “We will never forget!”
Omar cited the video clip as a reason for an unverified increase in death threats against her and her family.
“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,” she claimed without evidence.
It was a video in her own words. Maybe it’s not Trump whose to blame here.
Omar thanked “the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats.”
Nancy Pelosi stated she spoke with the House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House official in charge of security, regarding Omar’s safety following Trump’s tweet.
Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Accuses Trump Supporters of Rise in Hate Crimes
Not content with pretending it wasn’t her own anti-American language that caused such controversy, Omar then pivoted and blamed Trump supporters for a rise in hate crimes, an easily disputed argument.
“Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world,” she wrote. “We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land.”
She then specifically cited his supporters, noting allegedly that “counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes in the months following a rally” and “assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies.”
We challenge her to name one study which has definitively proven some of those assaults weren’t perpetrated against the President’s supporters. Because the one she’s referring to does not go into that level of detail.
Or, which study shows how many of those hate crimes actually turned out to be true. Does the name Jussie ring a bell?
There are countless others.
Pelosi Constantly Defending Omar
Pelosi has become an enabler of Omar, much to the detriment of the rest of Congress and America.
When the freshman Rep. found herself in hot water for repeated anti-Semitic comments, Pelosi explained that she was simply ignorant to how words affect people.
“I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning, that she didn’t realize,” Pelosi claimed at the time.
Now, she’s doing the same thing, helping Omar place blame on Trump for repeating her own words.
Words have meaning, Ms. Omar, and downplaying what happened on 9/11 and laughing at those who carried out the attacks will put you in the spotlight.
Perhaps apologizing instead of playing the victim card would be the way to go.
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