During a segment on CNN yesterday, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss called out the mainstream media's one sided coverage of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib's cancelled trip to Israel. Omar was barred from the country, Tlaib was offered a humanitarian visa to see her 90-year-old grandmother and turn it down.
"One of the huge stories this week was that fact that Benjamin Netanyahu decided to bar the entry of two Democratic members of Congress Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel based on Trump's bullying him into that position. He reversed course. Now, that's a huge story, one I wrote a column about, but another huge story, one that isn't being covered by any mainstream paper or network is the fact that their trip to Israel, or as they called it 'Palestine,' was being sponsored by a group that literally published neo-Nazi blood libels and said that it supported female suicide bombers, hailing them as heroes. That's a scandal," Weiss said. "If someone like Steve King went to Norway or Sweden to meet with neo-Nazi groups, that would be front page news."
For media, everything Trump touches “becomes toxic,” @NYTOpinion’s @BariWeiss asserted on @CNNReliable, so press ignored how Ilhan Omar/Rashida Tlaib trip to “Palestine” was “sponsored by a group that literally had published neo-Nazi blood libels” and supports suicide bombers. pic.twitter.com/QYHuSzDJQ8— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) August 18, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump isn't letting up on the two congresswomen and continues to point out they are the new face of the Democrat Party.
Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
President Trump is not backing down as he continues to put pressure on the two representatives as the war of words continues.
Rep Tlaib wants to cut off aid to Israel. This is the new face the of Democrat Party? Read the AOC PLUS 3 statements on their hatred of Jews and Israel. Check out Rep. Omar (the great people of Minnesota won’t stand for this).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019