President Trump Responds to Rep. Omar

Well said


Well said, Mr. President.

Our President has spoken out and condemned what many are calling anti-semitic, racist comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar.  

Here’s what he sent out:

Here's more, from Politico:

President Donald Trump said Monday that Rep. Ilhan Omar's suggestion that pro-Israel lawmakers have an allegiance to a foreign country marks a "dark day for Israel," piling on to the Minnesota freshman.

“Representative Ilhan Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel,” the president tweeted, pointing out that a slew of Jewish advocacy groups had urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) to remove Omar from the latter's high-profile committee. 

The president said Omar’s comments, which accused pro-Israel lawmakers of showing “allegiance to a foreign country,” were “a dark day for Israel!”

It’s been less than a month since Omar first came under fire from Democratic leadership for separate comments referring to the pro-Israel advocacy groups that were roundly condemned as anti-Semitic.

The House had been expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution drafted by Pelosi and other Democratic leaders that would condemn anti-Semitism, though the measure was postponed late Tuesday. 

While Democrats have not backed down from calling out and criticizing their colleague, Republicans have argued that greater retribution is necessary. GOP legislators have followed the lead of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), demanding she be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee and comparing her remarks to racist comments by Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King, whose embrace of white supremacist rhetoric led to him being stripped of his committee assignments earlier this year.

Meanwhile, many on Twitter supported President Trump and condemned Rep. Omar.

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