Omar Cites More Death Threats Against Her Since Trump Tweet

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

The women-led group also denounced the video, calling it "a risky incitement [that] puts Rep. Omar's life in danger".

Writing on Twitter, Trump blasted both Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Omar after he tweeted a video on Friday suggesting Omar had been dismissive of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Democrats claimed the video does not provide context to Ms Omar's 20-minute speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) on 23 March.

Pelosi demanded that Trump take down the post, which had been pinned at the top of his Twitter feed since Friday.

An upstate NY man recently was charged with making death threats against her. And they were doing it hypocritically, since this is the kind of thing each side tends to hate when the other side does it.

A former refugee and the first black Muslim woman elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar embodied the American dream in her November victory but faces controversies fueled by her own words and President Donald Trump's hostility toward her.

Perhaps the saddest and most infuriating part of this is that the response to Rep. Omar's speech proves her point exactly. "We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land".

Ms Omar has been at the centre of an escalating row after a clip emerged of her characterising the deadliest attack on United States soil as "some people did something".

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced that she had spoken with the House's sergeant-at-arms to confirm that Capitol Police conduct a security assessment for Ilhan Omar and her family.

On April 12, Trump posted a video that spliced news footage of 9/11 with a speech Omar gave last month where she described the attacks as "some people did something".

In the latest incident, Trump posted a video to his 60 million Twitter followers that used a short snippet of an Omar speech followed by images of the burning Twin Towers in NY in 2001.

On Friday, he Tweeted a 9/11 video alongside Omar's comments about the terrorist attacks, which critics said downplayed them. "We will never forget", the video reads.

A clip of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an incident in which "some people did something" went viral on social media last week. "It has to stop", she said. The White House on Sunday said the president has a duty to highlight Omar's comments and that Trump wished no "ill will" upon the first-term lawmaker.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned why Democrats weren't following Trump's example and calling out Omar, too.

"For 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", she said. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested American supporters of Israel "pledge allegiance" to a foreign country.

"She just said that, after that happened, it was used as an excuse for lots of discrimination and for withdrawal of civil liberties", Nadler, whose Congressional district includes Lower Manhattan, site of the World Trade Center towers destroyed in 2001, said on CNN's "State of the Union".

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