Ilhan Omar just crossed the line with a new, unhinged attack on President Trump. Omar rushed to defend Rashida Tlaib after more of her comments sparked outrage across the USA.
Trump took notice and doubled down on Tlaib’s comments saying: “Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust.
She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”
Trump is correct, the double standard is stunning. Enter Ilhan Omar who called Trump a criminal who smears Muslims.
From The Hill: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) defended fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Monday after President Trump attacked Tlaib on Twitter, accusing him of trying to “sow division between minority communities.”
“You praised people at a neo-Nazi rally,” tweeted Omar, like Tlaib one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year.
Trump earlier Monday accused Tlaib of harboring “tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people” in response to comments she made about the Holocaust.
“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Trump tweeted. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”
Tlaib said in a recent interview that she has a “calming feeling” when she thinks about the genocide because of her Palestinian ancestors who “lost their land” and “lost their lives” amid an effort “to create a safe haven for Jews” in the Middle East, even though it was “forced on them” and took away their “human dignity.”
Congressional Republican leaders, including Reps. Steve Scalise (La.) and Liz Cheney (Wis.) have sharply criticized Tlaib, accusing her of saying she felt she had a “calming feeling” about the Holocaust itself and not the events surrounding the creation of Israel.
Trump has previously criticized Omar for comments she has made about Jews and Israel, including calling on her to resign.
In her tweet, Omar referenced comments from Trump that have received widespread backlash in the Jewish community and elsewhere.
You praised people at a neo-Nazi rally. We don't have to imagine.
This is another transparent attempt to sow division b/t minority communities and distract from your own criminal behavior by smearing a Muslim woman.
No one should fall for it this time. https://t.co/y0ggJT83oF
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 13, 2019