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Washington - Pelosi Calls On Trump To Take Down His Tweet Of Omar Video

Published on: April 14, 2019 03:07 PM
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 Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar (R) listens to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) speaking at a media event to push for a campaign of a  finance reform outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 08 March 2019. EPA Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar (R) listens to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) speaking at a media event to push for a campaign of a finance reform outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 08 March 2019. EPA

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video.

Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim lawmaker who has already seen one upstate New York man face criminal charges for making death threats against her.

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The White House defended Trump earlier Sunday, saying the president has a duty to highlight Omar’s history of making comments that others find offensive and that he wished no “ill will” upon the first-term lawmaker.

Pelosi, who was traveling in London, issued a statement saying she had spoken with congressional authorities after Trump’s tweet “to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff.”

“They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces,” the speaker said. She called on Trump to discourage such behavior.

“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi said. “President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”

The video in Trump’s tweet included a snippet from a recent speech Omar gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in which she described the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center as “some people did something,” along with news footage of the hijacked airplanes hitting the Twin Towers. Trump captioned his tweet with: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

Critics accuse Omar of offering a flippant description of the assailants behind the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people. She later sought to defend herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush. Days after 9/11, the Republican president referred to the attackers as “people.”

Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video included Omar’s full quote or the context of her comments, which were about Muslims feeling that their civil liberties had eroded after the attacks. The tweet continued to lead Trump’s Twitter feed on Sunday, with more than 9 million views.

Sanders questioned why Democrats weren’t following Trump’s example and calling out Omar, too. Democrats who criticized the president over the tweet defended Omar. Some also noted their past disagreements with her.

“Certainly the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments,” Sanders said. “The bigger question is why aren’t Democrats doing the same thing? It’s absolutely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other way.”

Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with comments about 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.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose constituents include Manhattan’s financial district, which was targeted on Sept. 11, 2001, said he had no issues with Omar’s characterization of the attack.

“I have had some problems with some of her other remarks, but not—but not with that one,” he said.



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 Apr 14, 2019 at 03:16 PM Yitzi1 Says:

The Democrats are digging their own grave. They dont ask omar ysv to apologize for her insensitive comment. Instead, they ask President Trump to take down his post. 9/11 is a very sensitive part of American history. And when the speaker takes the side of some idiot freshman that literally steps on the ashes of the victims, people are not going to forgive or forget this. Also, it is a total disrespectful to the victims to politicise 9/11.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 03:16 PM Educated Archy Says:

A man was driving down the highway when he noticed a state trooper trying to pull him over. He sped away. When the state trooper caught up to him, he said "Son, it's been a long day. If you can tell me one good excuse that I haven't heard before, you're free to go."
The man replied "I'm sorry, but my wife ran off with a state trooper and I thought you were bringing her back."
"You're out of luck then" said the trooper.
"Why?", asked the man. "Has someone else told you this?"
"No", the trooper replied. "Sally's in the back.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 03:34 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

A man was driving down the highway when he noticed a state trooper trying to pull him over. He sped away. When the state trooper caught up to him, he said "Son, it's been a long day. If you can tell me one good excuse that I haven't heard before, you're free to go."
The man replied "I'm sorry, but my wife ran off with a state trooper and I thought you were bringing her back."
"You're out of luck then" said the trooper.
"Why?", asked the man. "Has someone else told you this?"
"No", the trooper replied. "Sally's in the back.

That is the truest thing you have ever shared; truly inspirational. A perfect metaphor for the current political climate, even if we disagree on the resulting actions.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM Pop Says:

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yonasonw Says:

That is the truest thing you have ever shared; truly inspirational. A perfect metaphor for the current political climate, even if we disagree on the resulting actions.

Oh you’re back Mr Crazy himself. You radical anti american leftist piece of garbage!

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:07 PM Hey, Nancy Says:

Hey, Nancy, you should be much more worried that omar y’s and the other anti semites in your party, are inciting people against Jews! And to any Jew still stupid enough to vote democrat, if this doesn’t convince you that top dems are going along with the anti semites, you’re shameless!

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:11 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

A man was driving down the highway when he noticed a state trooper trying to pull him over. He sped away. When the state trooper caught up to him, he said "Son, it's been a long day. If you can tell me one good excuse that I haven't heard before, you're free to go."
The man replied "I'm sorry, but my wife ran off with a state trooper and I thought you were bringing her back."
"You're out of luck then" said the trooper.
"Why?", asked the man. "Has someone else told you this?"
"No", the trooper replied. "Sally's in the back.

Folks we have our vin baby back in town. Very likely yoni mad that I pointed out his hypocrisy. But it may just be this bored teen off for bein hzaminim.

I won't be pointing this out every comment he makes m. To engage this baby lends credence. It's like when my two yr old throws a tantrum.
So we will ignore this immature loser.

But when you see him writing comments know that I have a particular style in which this baby can't pick up. So watch out for the cues.

Ps if it lacks intellectualluty abd doesn't address the issue that's a start. This baby is too dumb to write anything substantive

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:29 PM Zalmy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Folks we have our vin baby back in town. Very likely yoni mad that I pointed out his hypocrisy. But it may just be this bored teen off for bein hzaminim.

I won't be pointing this out every comment he makes m. To engage this baby lends credence. It's like when my two yr old throws a tantrum.
So we will ignore this immature loser.

But when you see him writing comments know that I have a particular style in which this baby can't pick up. So watch out for the cues.

Ps if it lacks intellectualluty abd doesn't address the issue that's a start. This baby is too dumb to write anything substantive

You engage enough to lend credence. Ja ja ja, you think you know which side I'm on, maybe I'm playing for the other side, didja think of that?

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:42 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Folks we have our vin baby back in town. Very likely yoni mad that I pointed out his hypocrisy. But it may just be this bored teen off for bein hzaminim.

I won't be pointing this out every comment he makes m. To engage this baby lends credence. It's like when my two yr old throws a tantrum.
So we will ignore this immature loser.

But when you see him writing comments know that I have a particular style in which this baby can't pick up. So watch out for the cues.

Ps if it lacks intellectualluty abd doesn't address the issue that's a start. This baby is too dumb to write anything substantive

I responded to you in the other news article and refuted every "point" you brought up. Whoever this troll is (Zalmy or some other yeshiva bachur), it is immature and fallacious of you to constantly bring up ad-hominem arguments against me, particularly considering that your accusations are completely unfounded.

P.S. That "comment" is literally a joke, not a comment on the article. Anyone can tell that it is copied and pasted from a jokebook of some kind.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:51 PM Anonymous Says:

It would be nice if the trump voting so called frumme woman in Flatbush/5 Town/Mosey etc would be 1/2 as Tzniusdig that this Ilhan Omar lady. Maybe its time to learn from her.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Hey, Nancy Says:

Hey, Nancy, you should be much more worried that omar y’s and the other anti semites in your party, are inciting people against Jews! And to any Jew still stupid enough to vote democrat, if this doesn’t convince you that top dems are going along with the anti semites, you’re shameless!

Fake News. The only massacre of Jews in the USA history was committed by MAGA people with MAGA Hats and the Picture of the German jm"s in the truck.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:56 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

Reply to #2  
yonasonw Says:

That is the truest thing you have ever shared; truly inspirational. A perfect metaphor for the current political climate, even if we disagree on the resulting actions.

That's not me! I go by Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy, except on that article where I addressed Educated Archy directly.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:38 PM Cixelsyd_Wonsanoy Says:

How come no one asked Omar to remove the David Duke video?

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:54 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #10  
Cixelsyd_Wonsanoy Says:

How come no one asked Omar to remove the David Duke video?

Hey look, it's the real Yonasonw!
Sincerely,
Zalmy

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 10:29 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

It certainly seems wise to ensure this member of Congress has additional security.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 10:57 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Fake News. The only massacre of Jews in the USA history was committed by MAGA people with MAGA Hats and the Picture of the German jm"s in the truck.

The only massacare of Jews? ANd you tell fake news without such certainty?

Aron halberstam was killed by who? They intended to kill everyone in that car.

9/11 Jews like Beigielson etc.. were killed by who?
Many say they picked the twin towers bec they knew lots of Jews work there

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 11:13 PM Democrats are Pro-Infanticide Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Fake News. The only massacre of Jews in the USA history was committed by MAGA people with MAGA Hats and the Picture of the German jm"s in the truck.

Hey Jew hating kapo scum the biggest massacre of Jews in the US was by your muslim buddies on 9/11. Your beloved democrats continue to support the world's biggest funder of terrorism in Israel your beloved iran. You are kapo scum who will continue to support the dems even as they continue to defend and support Jew haters because you are deranged.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 11:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

Fake News. The only massacre of Jews in the USA history was committed by MAGA people with MAGA Hats and the Picture of the German jm"s in the truck.

Stop with your lies you defender of the holocaust denying democrats. Your beloved messiah the obamanation is also descended from germans.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 07:36 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

It would be nice if the trump voting so called frumme woman in Flatbush/5 Town/Mosey etc would be 1/2 as Tzniusdig that this Ilhan Omar lady. Maybe its time to learn from her.

It would be nice if you didn't support Jew haters.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:17 AM ssteinberg Says:

Time for Nancy to go-she no longer should represent the Democratic party- Is she converting to Islam anytime soon? Maybe this is her own internal feelings towards Jew that can finally come out in the open. She supports a hateful Muslim-hmmm one wonders.

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