Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

Soon after Ms Pelosi's statement, the video was no longer a pinned tweet at the top of Mr Trump's Twitter feed, but it had not been deleted. "She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!" he tweeted. Chairwoman Karen Bass said whipping up "outrage" over Omar "further puts her life in danger". Jerry Nadler (D-NY) telling Jake Tapper he has "no problem" with Omar's remarks, explaining that the freshman was just trying to note how people used 9/11 as a means of discrimination.

"Some people did something" is not the most sensitive way to describe 9/11, but the right-and the Trump tweet, specifically-made it sound like that was all she had said.

Asked in a separate appearance on "Fox News Sunday" whether Trump is anxious he was inciting violence against Muslims or Omar, Sanders said no.

Yet Omar's comments about U.S. political backing for Israel being fuelled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group led to criticism from both sides of the political aisle. She tweeted back at Kilmeade and Crenshaw: "This is unsafe incitement, given the death threats I face".

"Certainly, the president is wishing no ill will, certainly not violence towards anyone", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in an interview with ABC News.

But Omar said that since Trump retweeted the video on Saturday, she's received many threats on her life that referred or replied to the posted video.

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Trump's video to be taken down and said she was working with Capitol Police to ensure the safety of Omar, her family and her staff. As the president of the United States, he should not abuse his power to incite violence against anyone, particularly a member of his own Congress. "I will do everything in my power, and I hope that every member of Congress will fight not only antisemitism, but racism and anti-Muslim activity so that we create a nondiscriminatory society".

Moreover, the attacks serve a purpose-"to divide and distract us, while Trump and the GOP undermine our democracy and enrich themselves and their friends".

Referring to her previous controversial comments, in which Ms Omar questioned U.S. support for Israel, Ms Sanders added: "It's absolutely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other way".

Democrats have rushed to Omar's defense after Trump tweeted out a video Friday evening sequencing a clip of Omar speaking about 9/11 during a CAIR speech last month with disturbing footage from the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

She followed standard USA diplomatic protocol of senior officials not criticising the president while overseas.

She also expressed concern that Mr Trump's visit to her home state of Minnesota on Monday could lead to an increase in hate crimes and assaults.

"I think that is wrong, I think it's beneath the dignity of the office, and I don't think that it plays that well, I hope that it doesn't", she said.

Also speaking on a pro-Israel gathering of AIPAC, Bedier said that nearly all speakers spoke against Omar.

The White House remained firm, saying Omar should be called out for her comments.

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