WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
On Friday, President Trump retweeted and pinned to the top of his feed a Never forget 9/11 video. Also seen in the video is Rep. Ilhan Omar making light of the 9/11 attacks. As reported by the AP
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, upset by the ordeal issued a statement while in route to London, England. “I have spoken with congressional authorities to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family, and her staff.”
“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 Tweet in question featured a short video of the controversial statement made by Rep. Ilhan Omar at an event last month in Los Angeles hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She can be seen in the video saying her now famous quotes when referring to the 9/11 terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 people as “something” that “some people did.”
The Tweet has since been unpinned but not removed from the President’s Twitter feed. The tweet has now over 88,460 retweet and 242,380 likes.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders told the AP “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 also question why the Democrats aren’t holding Rep. Ilhan Omar feet to the fire when it comes to her anti-Semitic comments.
Omar is making it an extremely difficult work environment in Congress with her constant anti-Semitic rhetoric and bashing of Israel.