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15 Apr, 2019 15:52

‘She is out of control!’: Trump takes fresh aim at Ilhan Omar after 9/11 furor

‘She is out of control!’: Trump takes fresh aim at Ilhan Omar after 9/11 furor

US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his heated criticism of Democrat Ilhan Omar, accusing the congresswoman of anti-Semitism and claiming “she is out of control.”

Twitter erupted on Friday after Trump tweeted a video showing scenes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks intercut with a quote from Omar. Addressing the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) earlier this month, Omar commented about the stigma towards American Muslims in the wake of 9/11. However the video Trump shared took just one sentence from her speech, saying that “some people did something” on 9/11.

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The response online was swift: Social media users sent messages in droves either accusing Omar of minimizing 9/11 and being un-American, or to accuse Trump of intentionally taking her line out of context and potentially endangering her life.

Tweeting on Monday, Trump showed he wasn’t prepared to back down over the furor, accusing Omar of making “anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements” and calling on top Democrat Nancy Pelosi to step in.

Pelosi had earlier called on Trump to take down the video tweet, adding she has serious concerns for Omar’s safety due to the resulting outcry against the congresswoman.

In a Twitter thread responding to Trump’s video post, Omar said that no one could threaten her “unwavering love for America.”

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