White House Denies Trump Inciting Violence against Muslim Lawmaker

White House Denies Trump Inciting Violence against Muslim Lawmaker

"The President's words weigh a tonne, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger", she said in a statement while travelling in London. The tweet continued to lead Trump's Twitter feed on Sunday, with more than nine million views.

"She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!" he said of Ms Omar.

The women-led group also denounced the video, calling it "a unsafe incitement [that] puts Rep. Omar's life in danger". On Friday night, after he posted his Twitter video about Omar's 9/11 comments, progressives on the platform demanded that the 2020 candidates and other party leaders speak up on Omar's behalf against what they thought was deliberate incitement by the president - but not generically, they insisted.

WASHINGTON - Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) defended Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Monday and said that "it is not antisemitic to be critical of a right-wing government in Israel".

Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker who has already seen one upstate NY man face criminal charges for making death threats against her.

That quote from Omar went viral last week because when taken out of context, it sounds like a flippant diminishment of violence and terrorism.

But even if Trump calling attention to Omar's comment had the effect of causing her to receive death threats, Trump himself did not threaten or incite violence, in either a strictly legal or a metaphorical sense.

The freshman Democrat has been critical of Israeli policies towards Palestinians and also raised questions about the influence of pro-Israel lobbying in Washington, triggering some accusations of anti-Semitism, which she denied.

Omar said in a statement posted on Twitter Sunday that numerous increased threats she had received were "directly referencing or replying to the President's video".

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to step up security and she urged the President to take down the video. Her political success made her the first of two Muslim women to obtain state seats in the midst of religious and racial tensions.

Before her appearance Monday, Pelosi had issued a statement saying that any discussion of 9/11 "must be done with reverence" and that Trump "shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack".

"I have a great sense of who I am", she said then. "Until the time that you realize the importance of 9/11 as the worst day in American history, I call for your removal from Congress". "It has to stop", Omar wrote in a tweeted statement.

Mr Trump captioned his tweet with: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"

Representative Omar was speaking March 23 at a dinner sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles, one week after a fascist gunmen killed 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said in a conference call Monday they are concerned for Omar's safety, especially as Trump campaigned in Minnesota.

"I find her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress, and I think that it's a good thing the president is calling her out", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday.

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