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Washington - Trump Wishes 'no Ill Will' With Tweet On Muslim Lawmaker: White House

Published on: April 14, 2019 11:40 AM
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Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district, in Woodland Hills, Los Angelesm California, USA, 23 March 2019. People protested on 23 March after Omar posted a message on social media in February that drew criticism.  EPA-EFE/ADAM S DAVISProtesters hold placards during a demonstration against Ilhan Omar, US Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district, in Woodland Hills, Los Angelesm California, USA, 23 March 2019. People protested on 23 March after Omar posted a message on social media in February that drew criticism.  EPA-EFE/ADAM S DAVIS

Washington - President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

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“Certainly President is wishing no ill will, certainly not violence towards anyone,” Sanders told broadcaster ABC News’ “This Week” show. “But the President is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her, not only one-time, but history of antisemitic comments,” she said.

Lawmakers from Trump’s Republican party have accused Omar of minimizing the 9/11 attacks, while critics of the president say he took Omar’s words out of context in order to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted a video suggesting that Omar, a U.S. representative from Minnesota, had been dismissive of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The video spliced news footage of 9/11 with a clip from a speech Omar gave last month in which she described the attack as “some people did something.”

Several prominent Democrats, including presidential hopeful Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, condemned Trump’s tweet, saying he was inciting racism and violence towards Omar with the video. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday criticized the president for using the “sacred” memory of 9/11 for a political attack.

In her speech before a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, Omar said Muslims had “lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Sarah Sanders called Omar’s comments “disgraceful and unbefitting,” and questioned what she sees as lack of action from Democrats on the issue. “I think it’s a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments and the big question is why aren’t the Democrats doing it,” she said.



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 Apr 14, 2019 at 01:02 PM house intelligence Says:

Minnesota’s antisemitic Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is officially under an investigation to determine whether she misused campaign funds to finance her divorce!
The investigation kicked off when Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski insisted she used her campaign funding not only to pay for the divorce but also to fly her attorney around!
In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia. Drazkowski’s filing of the two complaints followed an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers.
“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski told Sinclair in an interview from his office in southeastern Minnesota. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”
Approached by Sinclair as she left the Capitol on March 28, accompanied by an aide, Omar refused to answer any

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 02:10 PM Crazykanoiy Says:

Trump is unfit to be president. Only a fraud would cut a clip in midsentence. But then again Trump doctored the Acosta clip as well. He is liar and fraud who riles up hatred of others. Hopefully his tolerance of hate wont come back to haunt us all one day.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 05:25 PM Bob Says:

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Crazykanoiy Says:

Trump is unfit to be president. Only a fraud would cut a clip in midsentence. But then again Trump doctored the Acosta clip as well. He is liar and fraud who riles up hatred of others. Hopefully his tolerance of hate wont come back to haunt us all one day.

Go hide in you’re hole.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:33 PM Brad Says:

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Bob Says:

Go hide in you’re hole.

Go f**king learn to spell, ahole.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:47 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

No collusuin with Rusia now what am I going to do. I can't beleive this orange agent is still our president. He should have been impeached decades ago.

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