White House Denies Donald Trump Inciting Violence Against Muslim Lawmaker

US Muslim lawmaker finds support against smear

"The president's words weigh a tonne, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger", Pelosi said.

The tweet is now "pinned" to the top of Trump's Twitter feed, and has been shared 86,000 times. The tweet was posted atop Trump's Twitter feed for much of Sunday, with more than 9 million views.

The US President went on to say Mrs Pelosi "should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful US HATE statements Omar has made" before defending her.

On Saturday, CAIR condemned the president's comments on social media, calling it a "life-endangering" tweet from a president who uses "shocking imagery" to potentially incite violence against a sitting Congresswoman while "exploiting a national tragedy" at the same time.

"You will have people come after minorities for things that they say or they might have insinuated", Omar said.

"She has a legitimate point, she's misstated the date when CAIR was founded, but she has a legitimate point in terms of whether or not there were fellow Americans who are Muslim were unfairly demonized in the aftermath of" September 11, Williams said.

Taking questions during an appearance at the London School of Economics, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she was hesitant to criticize Trump while on foreign soil.

The tweet showed Ms Omar talking to a US-Muslim group about the 9/11 attacks.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump wished her "no ill will and certainly not violence" but was highlighting her "history of anti-Semitic comments". Her remarks about the power of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States, combined with her role in a progressive contingent of freshman House Democrats who have sparked intraparty battles, have been treated as a gift by Republicans.


Speaker Nancy Pelosi contacted the House Sergeant at Arms to ensure the U.S. Capitol Police would conduct a security assessment to protect Omar, her family and her staff, according to a statement.

"First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something, '" tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.

Pelosi actually made no mention of Omar in a statement issued from Stuttgart, Germany, where she was visiting US troops and receiving a briefing on US-NATO military deployments against Russian Federation.

President Donald Trump speaks at Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minnesota.

"I'm not going to tell the president what he should or should not do with the Twitter account", Lotter said.

On Monday, Trump flew to Minneapolis to attend an event in a congressional district bordering that represented by Omar, in a state he believes he can win in 2020.

Omar has come under repeated attacks from Republican media pundits and lawmakers, and even some Democrats, after she made statements questioning the US relationship with Israel, which some painted as anti-Semitic.

There is also the assumption that Omar and every other Muslim American wasn't as affected by the trauma of 9/11 as non-Muslim Americans were.

On Sunday, Pelosi asked House officials to review security measures meant to protect Representative Omar after President Trump's tweet.

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