Listen: Omar Representative Ilhan Omar, Donald Trump And President discussed on The Young Turks
"Let's grow. All right. Over the weekend. Donald Trump tweeted an edited video featuring Ilhan, Omar Representative Ilhan Omar and images or video from nine eleven now. This was all an effort to continue pushing this narrative that Representative Omar is minimizing what happened on nine eleven. Of course, this is nothing more than a political ploy an effort to defame her as a someone who hates America. Which of course is not the case. Now, I'm not gonna show the video I know that there are other programmes on this network that refused to show the video that Trump tweeted because I have no interest in amplifying, his disgusting and false message. But just to give you an idea on Friday. He shared an edited video superimposing. The remarks Ilhan Omar's remarks over images and clips of the two thousand one terrorist attacks that appeared to suggest Omar was dismissing what happened again, she's not dismiss. What happened? Now with that said Representative Omar had already been the target of violent attacks. In fact, one man was arrested because he had called into her office spoke to some staffers and made very specific threats of violence against them. Again, not person has been arrested. But following Trump's tweet, the death threats have increased in fact, she released a statement saying quote since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life, many directly referencing or replying to President Trump's videos or or the president's video. So before I go into some other parts of the story. I want you guys to jump in. What are your thoughts? Well, it's it's deliberate. They notion that you could just oppose these images from nine eleven which you know, represent so much and really galvanized people in so many ways, and that you could justaposed them. With this person who you're trying to suggest quite obviously, I would say clunky. But in another way of -ffective Lii is I think it's even worse than what he what? Well, I think it's even worse than suggesting that she didn't speak strongly enough for and I think I think the I think the worst part is he suggesting that people like her are responsible for it. Right. I mean, isn't that really what's going on here? He's trying to galvanize hate against the Muslim community, and she sort of the head of that parade as he sees it. So"