Democrats Attack Trump for Quoting Omar on 9/11, Ignore Omar’s Quote

"It has to stop".

Appearing on CNN Saturday, Trump campaign board member Steve Rogers attempted to put distance between what the president says or tweets and any violence that may subsequently occur.

Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker. Last week, a NY man was arrested and charged with threatening to kill the congresswoman.

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"Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omar's life".

But Omar said that since Trump retweeted the video Friday night, she's received a "sharp increase" in threats on her life that referred or replied to the posted video. "We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land".

Buttigieg accused Trump of making America "smaller" and said, "it is not enough to condemn him; we must model something better". "I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines", tweeted Omar, whose family fled her native Somalia when she was a child.

In her statement, Omar continued: "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the ride in this country and around the world".

"The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger".

Neither Trump's tweet nor the video included her full quote or the context of her comments.

Trump and other conservative critics made repeated criticisms of Omar this week, after remarks the congresswoman made at a recent event were used to portray her as being insensitive to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans. Trump on Friday tweeted, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"

Omar's critics denounced what they said was a flippant description of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

A number of prominent Democrats have condemned President Donald Trump for quoting Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) dismissive description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while at the same time, haven't disavowing the content of their colleague's remarks.

On April 5, a western NY man who told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he "loves the President, and that he hates radical Muslims in our government", was arrested for threatening to murder Omar in a phone call to her office. "Suspend Trump from Twitter and Facebook", the petition reads. It remained lower in the feed after Pelosi requested that the video be pulled.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar noted that she had disagreed with Omar in the past, but said that the video was "wrong".

In a series of tweets published Saturday afternoon, Omar did not directly respond to these critiques.

Ms Sanders, however, defended Mr Trump, telling ABC television's This Week that "the President is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone".

"I find her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it's a good thing that the President is calling her out for those comments, and the big question is why aren't Democrats doing it as well".

Jewish groups also spoke in favour of Omar, who earlier in the year had criticised by some politicians and Jewish groups after she suggested politicians supporting Israel have dual allegiances.

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