Listen: President, President Trump And Congressman Bennie Thompson discussed on Westwood One Daily News Flash Briefing
"President Trump's recent tweets about freshman democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar's getting a lot of pushback correspondent, Linda Kenyon, has that story began with his speech delivered Bundy congresswoman to the council on American Islamic relations or care in her speech. The Minnesota democrat referred to fellow Muslims losing civil liberties after the nine eleven attacks because quoting here. Some people did something, that's all the speech. She gave. And I saw nothing wrong with congressman Bennie Thompson is the chairman of the house homeland security committee. He tells ABC's this week President Trump took this as an opportunity to attack congresswoman ohm. When he re tweeted a video edited to imply that Omar was being dismissive of the nine eleven attacks. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders saw loud wrong with Omar speech. And I think that it's a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments. Also, speaking on ABC's this week Sanders said she didn't understand why Democrats were in calling her out to they look the other way where presentative Thompson says the president is going too far. If I look at what the president says on a daily basis, we criticize him almost by the hour. The president's tweet containing that video is being described as an incitement to violence, Sarah Sanders dismisses that assessment, the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone. But the president is absolutely. And should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time, but history of antisemitic comments house voted earlier this session to condemn anti-semitism and a host of other issues after Omar made some comments that were viewed as antisemitic tropes Sanders. Said that vote didn't go far enough. They do these water down pushbacks that frankly, they feel like give them enough cover Thompson SIS. Speaking out is one thing, we're a nation of laws democracy, free speech is here. But Thompson says the president's re tweet of that video viewed more than nine million times is quite another matter, especially if it leads to violence. That's why house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Hold on Trump to take down the video targeting. The congresswoman a video Pelosi described as disrespectful and dangerous. In her statement Pelosi says following the president's tweet, I spoke with the sergeant at arms to ensure that capitol police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard congresswoman, Omar her family and her"