Marc Lotter: Trump Didn't Incite Omar Threats With Tweet

US Muslim lawmaker finds support against smear

Trump removes Twitter video accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar of dismissing 9/11 attacks

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.

Ilhan Omar, a Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota, has been at the center of an escalating row following a speech she made about Islamophobia in which she was accused by conservatives of downplaying the deadliest attacks on United States soil by characterizing the event as "some people did something".

Prominent Democrats including Mr Beto O'Rourke, Ms Kamala Harris and Ms Omar's fellow first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were quick to rush to Ms Omar's defence, accusing the President and other Republicans of deliberately de-contextualising her remarks and endangering her life.

For now, Ilhan Omar's safety lies in the hands of the Capitol Police who have been ordered to conduct a security assessment to safeguard Ilhan Omar, her family and her staff.

Lawmakers from Trump's Republican Party have accused Omar of minimising the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States that killed nearly 3000 people, while critics of the president say he took Omar's words out of context to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment.

Several prominent Democrats, including presidential candidates senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, condemned Trump's tweet, saying he was inciting racism and violence towards Omar with the video.

Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to defund border detention facilities, outside the US Capitol, Feb. 7, 2019.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused President Donald Trump of encouraging "right-wing extremists" to commit "violent crimes and other acts of hate" in response to the video that the president released on Friday afternoon that showed Omar trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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By abandoning Omar and fuelling the impression that her AIPAC comments two months ago were anti-semitic, mainstream Democrats and the liberal establishment created the foundation in which attacking a sitting congresswoman's "Americanness" would be eventually acceptable.

Omar's remark that USA political backing for the Jewish state is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group, and her open support for a boycott and divestment movement against Israel led to vocal criticism from both sides of the political aisle.

Some also expressed their support for Rep. Omar.

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A woman called the hotel saying that Omar was a danger to society and threatened to blow up the building if they continued with the event. Menacing music accompanies Omar's words. The tweet was posted atop Trump's Twitter feed for much of yesterday, with more than 9 million views.

Bass added that she is "certainly hoping" that when Trump goes to Minnesota, "his objective is not to rev up sentiment against Muslims [and] Islamophobia".

"She gave a speech where the President has pounced on words in a way that is outrageously unacceptable".

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