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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:33 PM

Pelosi admonishes Trump for using 9/11 video to criticize Ilhan Omar

Source: cnn






Updated 3:06 PM ET, Sat April 13, 2019
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Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished President Donald Trump for using video of 9/11 to criticize Rep. Ilhan Omar's remarks she made referencing the terrorist attacks as "some people did something."

"The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack," Pelosi said on Saturday.

The Democratic leader added that it's "wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe."
The President on Friday tweeted out an edited video that used comments Omar made at the Council on American-Islamic Relations last month spliced with news footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ..........................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/13/politics/nancy-pelosi-ilhan-omar-trump-9-11/index.html






Nancy Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Wrong’ to Use Edited 9/11 Footage in ‘Political Attack’


https://www.thedailybeast.com/nancy-pelosi-trump-is-wrong-to-use-edited-911-footage-in-political-attack-against-rep-ilhan-omar

‘It is wrong for the president, as commander-in-chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less,’ said the House Speaker.


04.13.19 1:20 PM ET


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday blasted President Trump, claiming that the commander-in-chief was threatening the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar, after he tweeted an edited video of 9/11 footage attacking the Minnesota Democrat.

“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The president shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” tweeted Pelosi. “It is wrong for the president, as commander-in-chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe.”
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Trump’s tweet included video of Omar, at a March 23 fundraising event, talking about the establishment of the Council on American-Islamic Relations after 9/11—before cutting to footage of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

In Omar’s now-frequently-invoked remarks, the Somali-born U.S. citizen said CAIR was “founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

“Some people did something?” the video asks. “September 11, 2001. We remember.” In his tweet, Trump added: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) chimed in on Saturday:...................................







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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:40 PM

1. "admonishes"

Jesus Christ.






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Response to orangecrush (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:49 PM

2. That Representative Omar's meaning was misconstrued doesn't matter. You don't f**k around with what

happened on 9/11.

Trump and his cronies are beneath contempt. That said, Representative Omar should choose her words more carefully

If she had said instead that Islamic terrorists did something terrible, and we were unfairly put into that same group, it would have acknowledged the seriousness of what happened, and at the same time called out the anti-Muslim bigotry that exists.

It really doesn't take a PHD in political science to understand this would happen. Representative Omar can continue her current approach, or work on her tone and wording.


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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:23 AM

3. The President shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack," Pelosi said on Satur

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