Ilhan Omar says loss of life threats have elevated since Trump tweet


Rep. Ilhan Omar says she has skilled a surge in loss of life threats because the launch of President Trump’s Twitter video about her 9/11 feedback.

The Minnesota congresswoman launched an announcement on Sunday night time, blasting Trump for “endangering” her life with the social media publish.

“Because the President’s tweet Friday night, I’ve skilled a rise in direct threats…many straight referencing or replying to the President’s video,” Omar stated. “Violent crimes and different acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise on this nation and around the globe.”

The Democratic lawmaker continued, “We are able to now not ignore that they’re being inspired by the occupant of the very best workplace within the land…Violent rhetoric and all types of hate speech don’t have any place in our society, a lot much less from our nation’s Commander in Chief.”

Citing knowledge from a Washington Submit report final month, Omar stated: “Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally noticed a 226 p.c improve in hate crimes within the months following the rally. And assaults improve when cities host Trump rallies.”

“That is significantly regarding given the president’s go to to my house state of Minnesota on Monday,” the congresswoman added. “We’re all People. That is endangering lives. It has to cease.”

The video that Trump tweeted out on Friday featured footage of the Twin Towers collapsing, alongside a clip of Omar making her controversial feedback about 9/11.

The Muslim lawmaker had been talking at an occasion for the Council on American-Islamic Relations when she claimed that the group was based after the phobia assaults “as a result of they acknowledged that some individuals did one thing and that every one of us have been beginning to lose entry to our civil liberties.”

Conservatives have been condemning her for the “some individuals did one thing” assertion.

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed 1000’s of People on 9/11 as ‘some individuals who did one thing,’” Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw tweeted final week.

Within the tweet accompanying the Omar video, Trump wrote: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”

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