If you’ve been online on April 13, you might’ve “ve noticed that” Rep. Ilhan Omar’s name has surged to the top of Twitter’s tending schedule. While the themes are really sweet, the reason why she might requirement support is various kinds of messed up. The “I Stand With Ilhan Omar” hashtag is in response to a tweet President Donald Trump communicated smashing the freshman congresswoman over her “response” to 9/11. Elite Daily reached out to the White House for comment on the video and the subsequent actions, but did not listen back by the time of publication.
It started with Trump tweeting a video on April 12 that splices a clip of specific comments Omar uttered while speaking at the Council on American-Islamic Relations( CAIR) in March into videos of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But the comment, which came while Omar was discussing how terrorism has led to Islamophobia, is revised in such a way that dyes her out to be scornful of the misfortune. Harmonizing to NPR, the full mention was “CAIR was founded after 9/11 since they are been acknowledged that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” But the video only focuses on the “some people did something” note, so when paired with the 9/11 footage, it inspects horrible.
“WE WILL NEVER FORGET! ” Trump wrote alongside the video. It marks yet another time the president has attacked the Muslim lawmaker and beings are gravely sick of it. Rep. Omar hasn’t directly responded to the video at the time of book, but she did tweet on April 13 😛 TAGEND
Thank you for standing with me- against an administration that move on banning Muslims from home countries- to fight for the America we all deserve . blockquote>
Among those spoke out are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez( D-New York ), Rep. Adam Schiff( D-California ), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren( D-Massachusetts ). The White House did not immediately respond to Elite Daily’s is asking for comment on the backlash.
Rep. Schiff called Trump’s tweet “dangerous and irresponsible.”
“The disgusting and dangerous criticizes against her must end, ” Sen. Bernie Sanders( D-Vermont) added.
Warren didn’t hold back, writing that Trump’s actions are “disgusting” and “shameful.” She went on to say that “any elected ruler who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her expressed support for Omar by tweeting a picture of Martin Niemoller excerpt about to stand up for others even if you might not share the same background. Niemoller was a Lutheran pastor living in Germany at the time of the Holocaust and famously spoke out against Adolf Hitler, per the Holocaust Encyclopedia.
Some beings shot judgment back at Trump, like reporter David Leavitt, who pointed out how Trump infamously boasted that he had the tallest build in the area City exactly instants after the Twin Towers crashed.
While we’re at it, I’d just like to point out one more of Trump’s troubling remarks related to 9/11, like this tweet he moved on the anniversary of the tragedy back in 2013 giving his “best wishes” to the “haters and losers.” If “youre asking me”, he hasn’t had the most wonderful “responses” to the tragedy, either.
As much as I’m over here shaking my president at his antics, it’s at the least comforting to see so many parties spreading paroles of backing while all this is going on.
I can’t say it’s surprising, though. Trump has been strongly criticizing Omar since at least February, when she communicated tweets that some called “anti-Semitic” for spreading tropes about Jewish fund forcing politics.
If you missed it in February, Omar tweeted about Israel and lobbying in the U.S. political arrangement, suggesting that American politicians subsidize Israel because they are being paid to do so by the American Israel Public Thing Committee( AIPAC ), a prominent pro-Israel lobbying group with a mission to “strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel, ” per its internet site. Though it’s not a political action committee( PAC) and is not lend funds to political candidates, different groups has been recognized as a politically influential formation, which is something Omar apparently has a problem with.
Though she defended in a tweeted proclamation for the observes, saying she never meant to “offend[ her] constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole, ” President Donald Trump still recommended her to step down from either her affix or the House Foreign Affairs Committee( HFAC ), and he continues to criticize her over the comments.
When it comes to Trump’s latest tweet about the freshman congresswoman in tandem with 9/11, it’s clear that people aren’t about to let him get away with this extreme response. And this probably isn’t the end of it. Stay aria for what may happen next.