The morality of Ilhan Omar and her loyalty to our country have once again been called into question, and Trump is unafraid to call her out on it.
After Muslim and Democrat Rep. Omar’s description of 9/11 as “some people did something” sparked widespread outrage, President Trump tweeted out a video condemning Omar’s dismissive statement about the worst terrorism attack to ever happen in our nation with the words “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” attached.
Check out the tweet here:
During her speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ryan Saavedra from The Daily Wire pointed out that Omar made more than just one questionable (quite frankly unAmerican) statements to make to her fellow Muslims.
Check it out on his Twitter page (and get ready to become mad as a hornet):
However, Omar's fellow Dems are standing up for her and retaliating against Trump for the tweet. Apparently they don't think 9/11 was a big deal and would rather stand by the side of someone who dismisses the evil of terrorism as casually as one would swat away a house fly.
For example, check out this tweet from Elizabeth Warren:
NBC News has more to say about Dems condemning Trump for the tweet (rather than Omar for her comments calling into question her unpatriotism...):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appeared to try to find middle ground between the president and Omar's statement, though she did not mention the Minnesota congresswoman by name. Instead Pelosi said in a tweet that "The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence."
"The President shouldn't use the painful images of 9/11 or a political attack," she said, adding in a subsequent tweet that "It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe."
Omar, who has said that she has been subjected to numerous death threats, appeared to respond to the president's video in a series of tweets on Saturday afternoon. She noted a number of Trump administration policies that threaten "the ideas of justice, of liberty, of the pursuit of happiness" that the "country was founded on," including the White House's child separation policy, transgender military ban and the Muslim ban.
"I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress. To fight and to defend our democracy," she tweeted.
"No one person — no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious — can threaten my unwavering love for America," she added in another tweet. "I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans."
Many members of party leadership declined to comment about the situation itself or speak to Omar's remarks. Those vying for the White House, however, seemed more inclined to voice their support for Omar after freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted their criticism of Trump's post and called on Democrats to speak out.
Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are both candidates for president, each came out in support of Omar fairly quickly.
"Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we," Sanders said on Twitter. "The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end."
Warren went further and said in a Friday tweet that any elected official who refuses to condemn the video "shares responsibility for it."
"The President is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman — and an entire group of Americans based on their religion," Warren said. "It's disgusting. It's shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it."
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a front runner in the wide field of Democratic presidential contenders, described the president's tweet to a town hall in South Carolina on Saturday morning. Many of those in attendance were unaware of the situation and gasped in response.
"This is an incitement of violence against Congresswoman Omar — against our fellow Americans who happened to be Muslim," O'Rourke said, who emphasized the prevalence of hate crimes in recent years and that the president's comments have consequences.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat with an increasingly growing platform, called the video an "outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress" that other members should speak out against.
The Chicago Tribune also commented on Democrats' response to Trump:
Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates condemned Trump's tweet.
O'Rourke, who campaigned in South Carolina on Saturday, likened Trump's tweet to his rhetoric about Mexicans, described in the past by Trump as murderers and rapists. O'Rourke said "there is a cost and there is a consequence" to Trump's comments.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar noted that a New York man recently was charged with threatening Omar's life.
"The video the president chose to send out today will only incite more hate," Klobuchar said. "You can disagree with her words — as I have done before — but this video is wrong. Enough."
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Omar "won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also accused Trump "of inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman — and an entire group of Americans based on their religion."
Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory over Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she isn't criticizing Jews. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested American supporters of Israel "pledge allegiance" to a foreign country.
Her comments sparked an ugly episode among House Democrats after they responded with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and the measure became a broader declaration against all forms of bigotry.
But, those who recognize Trump's unquestionable loyalty to our country (unlike Omar) and rightful actions throughout his presidency are standing by him.
We stand in solidarity with what Twitter user Howard Sheppard had to say in reply to Jeffrey Gutterman's (liberal mental health counselor who has been outspoken against Trump) mocking of Trump for his patriotic tweet condeming Omar:
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