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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:36 PM

Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11

Source: Associated Press


an hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The video pulls a snippet of Omar’s speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she described the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as “some people did something,” as well as news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. Trump tweeted, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

Omar’s remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the congresswoman, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks on American soil that killed nearly 3,000 people and pointed the U.S. toward war.

Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video includes her full quote or the context of her comments.

Read more: https://apnews.com/5d866c967f7c4db8a98e980bce2b5a38

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Reply Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11 (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 12 OP
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Eugene Apr 13 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 12:14 AM

1. Not the first time IQ45 or the WH has used edited video.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:10 AM

3. Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Source: The Guardian and agencies

Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Trump escalates attacks on Muslim American congresswoman’s patriotism, prompting 2020 frontrunners to defend her

Guardian staff and agencies
Sat 13 Apr 2019 02.45 BST Last modified on Sat 13 Apr 2019 03.02 BST

Progressive Democrats fiercely condemned Donald Trump and other Republicans’ growing efforts to smear the US representative Ilhan Omar, and urged party leaders to do the same.

The president’s attacks labeling Omar, one of the two Muslim women serving in Congress, as unpatriotic are “dangerous” and “inciting violence”, a handful of prominent Democrats said on Friday. Just last week, a Trump supporter in upstate New York was charged with threatening to kill Omar.

Two of the most progressive Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination called on the party to condemn the attacks.

Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the frontrunners for the Democratic nomination, called the attacks on Omar “disgusting and dangerous” and said that Omar would not “back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we”.

“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman – and an entire group of Americans based on their religion,” Senator Elizabeth Warren, another 2020 candidate, wrote on Twitter. “It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/12/ilhan-omar-democrats-trump-attacks-sanders-warren

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Response to Eugene (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:13 AM

4. "The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman-and an entire group of Americans

yes, he is.

“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman – and an entire group of Americans based on their religion"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:24 PM

5. ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:28 PM

6. He wants to get her hurt

 

As well as journalists hurt.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:13 PM

7. Trump's IQ45 base loves this stuff. Trump knows what buttons to push.

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