Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused President Donald Trump of encouraging "right-wing extremists" to commit "violent crimes and other acts of hate" in response to the video that the president released on Friday afternoon that showed Omar trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Trump tweeted a video on Friday that showed Omar describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something" while she gave a speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is a designated terrorist organization in the UAE and has been accused of being a front group for HAMAS, which is a designated terrorist organization in the United States.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Omar has recently called on the Trump administration to help secure the release of a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood held in Egypt. It remains unclear whether she will face retribution from Speaker Pelosi.
Omar claimed that the video that Trump released resulted in a spike of threats against her and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that Trump delete the tweet.
Omar conveniently did not include that fact that the analysis of the alleged hate crimes noted that "the researchers do not suggest that Trump directly caused any of these crimes," Vox reported.