Trump blasts Omar as 'anti-Semitic' and 'anti

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

Perhaps the saddest and most infuriating part of this is that the response to Rep. Omar's speech proves her point exactly.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11", she added, "because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties".

Ms Pelosi also called for Mr Trump to take down the video.

Ms Omar has been at the centre of an escalating row after a clip emerged of her characterising the deadliest attack on USA soil as "some people did something".

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.

"This is endangering lives", she said. "It has to stop".

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar says she has experienced an increase in death threats in the days since President Donald Trump posted a video critical of her comments about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Ms Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticised Mr Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to incite violence against the Muslim politician.

On April 5, a western NY man who told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he "loves the President, and that he hates radical Muslims in our government", was arrested for threatening to murder Omar in a phone call to her office.

"Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world", she said. 'We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land'. "I thank the Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats", Omar said in a statement on Sunday.

"The President's words weigh a tonne, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger", she said in a statement while travelling in London.

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Mr Trump tweeted the video on Friday, showing the snippet, to a backdrop of menacing music, with images of the destruction wrought by the hijacked planes slamming into the Twin Towers which once dominated New York's skyline.

Rep Omar was speaking to a branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Instead, she blamed Democrats for refusing "to call" Omar for what she termed anti-Semitic comments. "We will never forget", the video reads.

Republican critics said that her comment "some people did something" was offensive to the almost 3,000 Americans killed in the attacks.

Neither Trump's tweet nor the video included Omar's full quote or the context of her comments. The tweet was posted atop Trump's Twitter feed for much of yesterday, with more than 9 million views. It remained lower in the feed after Pelosi requested that the video be pulled.

Earlier, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on ABC's "This Week" that Trump bears no "ill will" toward the Minnesota Democrat, who's been subject to at least one recent death threat.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking to become the Democratic party's presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter: "The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman-and an entire group of Americans based on their religion".

'The bigger question is why aren't Democrats doing the same thing?

She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she isn't criticizing Jews.

What further proof other than the relentless attacks on Omar is needed to illustrate that nearly 18 years after 9/11, American Muslims are neither safe from violence nor free from suspicion and blame; whether they are selling hot dogs from a food truck or sitting in Congress.

"I have had some problems with some of her other remarks, but not - but not with that one", he told CNN's State of the Union programme. It's why Fox News hosts feel free saying "you have to wonder if she's an American first".

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