If she had simply apologized this would all be over by now
President Donald Trump once again poked the hornet’s nest of social media when he tweeted a video meant to criticize Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) over her dismissive comments about the horrific 9/11 terror attacks.
“WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” tweeted the president on Friday with a video compiling Omar’s controversial comments with images from the 9/11 attack.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Omar has defended her comments describing the death of thousands of U.S. citizens by an Islamist terror attack as “some people did something.” Other Democrats, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), stood by their fellow freshman colleague.
The reaction from many on the left to the presidential tweet was one of exasperation and horrified dismay. Many called on Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend the president’s account or delete his video.
“I can’t believe I’m saying this but please report the President of the United States who has just tweeted out this incendiary video,” tweeted feminist writer Aimee Vanderpool. “It’s another dog whistle for some unhinged person to hurt her, just like the bombs to the media and the shooter at the synagogue. DESPICABLE.”
“While the CIA was top secret in its efforts leading up to assassinating JFK,” tweeted progressive journalist Jordan Chariton, “this is the president of the United States openly inciting people to bring harm to a sitting Muslim Congresswomen. HOW DOES THIS NOT MERIT A SUSPENSION @jack @Twitter?”
“.@Jack please take this video by Trump off Twitter,” tweeted Democratic columnist David Weissman. “Incitement doesn’t always have to be words. You know how crazy his base can be with previous terror attacks that were committed them. @IlhanMN’s life is worth more than some news worthy tweet. @TwitterSafety please do your job.
“Every American should be disgusted by @realDonaldTrump’s continued incitement against Rep. @IlhanMN,” tweeted CAIR Director Nahad Awad.
“Trump going full anti-Muslim here- Trump intercut 9/11 with a Muslim speaking,” said Muslim comedian and activist Dean Obeidallah. “This is just like the anti-Muslim videos I see from hate groups.”
After a serious of accusations over other comments that appeared to contain anti-Semitic tropes, it was reported that Democrats were already seeking to replace the controversial representative by searching out for another politician to defeat her in the next primary.
Here’s the latest on Omar’s 9/11 controversy:
Author: Carlos Garcia