WATCH: The NY Post responds to Ilhan Omar’s comments about 9/11
As I’ve mentioned a few times now, Representative Ilhan Omar made some comments about the 9/11 attacks that left nearly 3,000 innocent people dead that have truly outraged the nation.
“Some people did something” is how she described one of the most tragic moments in American history.
President Trump recently responded with this Tweet:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
It’s fair to say that Trump, as a New Yorker himself, will absolutely never forget the gravity of that day. I don’t see the problem with this tweet. He’s pointing out that Ilhan Omar is diminishing the importance of the heinous attack, and rightly so.
President Trump was at the scene of the attack two days after 9/11 with hundreds of workers helping find and identify victims.
He lived this tragedy. He understands the deep importance of it.
So yeah – he’s GOING to say something when someone dismisses it so callously as to say “some people did something.”
Ilhan, of course, is now playing the victim.
It’s what she does best.
According to Fox News:
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Sunday night she’s received an influx of death threats since President Trump tweeted a video that combined comments from the congresswoman — which critics said were dismissive of the Sept. 11 attacks — with footage from Ground Zero.
“I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video,” Omar tweeted in a statement. “I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats.”
Many referencing the President’s video?
What does that sound like? “I watched the President’s video and now I want to kill you.”
I have a hard time believing that.
In her statement, Omar continued: “Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the ride in this country and around the world. We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land.”
Sure. Mmhmm. Yeah. Let’s keep going with this “white nationalist” crap.
Death threats are NEVER ok – but they’re also not coming from the right exclusively. Conservatives ALSO get regular death threats – heck, even completely unimportant ones like me get really creepy aggressive messages from weirdos.
I find it absurd that Ilhan is blaming the President for this. She is not immune to criticism.
The president tweeted the video out last Friday. It included a snippet from a recent speech Omar gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She had said, in her defense of the organization, that CAIR was founded after Sept. 11, 2001 “because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR had been formed in 1994.
The video also included news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. The video concluded with: “September 11, 2001 — we remember.”
Yes – yes, we do.
“Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country’s Commander in Chief,” the freshman congresswoman also said. “We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop.”
CRITICISM IS NOT VIOLENT RHETORIC.
If anyone is guilty of bigoted, hateful rhetoric, it’s Ilhan herself.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders vowed that the president would “continue to call out” Omar, whom Sanders charged unabashedly “continues to make anti-Semitic comments over and over again.”
“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.”
Democrats keep playing the victim as they shield Omar’s reprehensible conduct… and they must be held accountable for it.