Trump escalates feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar


The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations plans to hold a rally in solidarity with Omar outside of the trucking business. Omar further promised to "stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans".

Nadler said Trump has "no moral authority" for talking about September 11.

Asked about his support for Omar, Sanders, whose father came to the USA from Poland, also spoke briefly about his relatives' deaths at the hands of the Nazis, saying those memories guided his view of the situation.

Earlier, politicians, activists and celebrities had joined an outpouring of support for USA congresswoman Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted a video on Friday.

"This is endangering lives", Omar said in response to the threats against her. "It has to stop". "So numerous things Trump has been speaking against, and he had campaigned for the office [of the president]".

Soon after Pelosi's statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump's Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.

In a tweet sent before his departure, Trump singled out House speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Omar, who he sardonically referred to as Pelosi's "leader".

Later Monday, Trump announced he was heading to "the Great State of Minnesota!" The organization claimed that Omar's words about the attacks have been taken out of context. The Minneapolis metro-area, in particular, is home to a number of these immigrants and their families. Like Ocasio-Cortez, she said on Twitter that any "elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it".

Omar's quote came from a 20-minute speech she gave to Cair in Los Angeles on 23 March in which she discussed issues affecting the community like Islamophobia and the recent mosque attack in Christchurch. "Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", Omar said at the event.

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CAIR was founded in 1994, according to its website, but its membership skyrocketed after the attacks.

Trump also included in the tweet an edited video of the 9/11 attacks.

"I don't think it is the president who's putting her in danger".

Trump will be in the Twin Cities Monday holding a business roundtable at Nuss Trucking and Equipment in Burnsville.

Other Omar critics have focused exclusively on that one single line, accusing her of trivializing the inhumanity of September 11 but not mentioning the rest of her speech.

"Here's your something", the New York Post blared on a cover beneath a photograph of the flaming towers. "And every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", Omar said during a speech last month.

However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Congress past year that Twitter should've acted faster to remove a doctored image that had appeared on the site the previous week, following Sen. Rep. Omar is not responsible for the rise in hate crimes, and she is not responsible for the threats on her life. "My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question".

"The latent threat of violence against a Congresswoman by other members in the a different paradigm something which we have seen in America before". Earlier this month, a NY man who said he supported Trump was charged with threatening to kill Omar.

Omar has come under repeated attacks from Republican media pundits and lawmakers, and even some Democrats, after she made statements questioning the USA relationship with Israel, which some painted as anti-Semitic.