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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:01 PM

Trump escalates Omar controversy

Trump has a new foil: first-year Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Comments from the Minnesota lawmaker last month about 9/11, criticizing its use as a cudgel against Muslim Americans, have been the subject of intense criticism that escalated on Friday when Trump highlighted them in a video he tweeted.

Speaking at the Council on American-Islamic Relations last month, Omar said that "some people did something" in reference to the 9/11 attacks before explaining that some used the attack to advocate for taking away civil liberties from Muslim Americans.

Trump on Friday shared an edited video superimposing the remarks over images and clips of the 2001 terrorist attacks that appeared to suggest Omar was dismissing what happened. "We will never forget," he tweeted.

The tweet drew immediate backlash and led Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to issue a statement on Sunday saying she had alerted the U.S. Capitol Police in order to ensure Omar's safety.

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/438835-trump-escalates-omar-controversy?userid=229233

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. media needs to ask Trump about the friends he claimed to have lost on 9-11

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:12 PM

2. "Look deep into my eyes. You are getting sleepy. Very sleepy. When I count to ten,

you will never think of Russians again and will begin to worry instead about women in Congress"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:45 PM

3. Trump doesn't give a flying fuck about 9/11

other than using it to his purpose.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:49 PM

4. And getting money from it.

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