President Trump just fired off the rebuke heard round the world in his feud with Ilhan Omar.
Trump silenced Omar with a simple history lesson many Americans, shockingly, have seemed to forget. The truth behind 9/11 and who attacked us.
From NBC: The video that Trump posted on Friday spliced a statement Omar made about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with footage of the Twin Towers in New York collapsing. It is captioned “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”
Omar’s reference to the terrorist attacks came in a speech last month at an event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles. During the event, Omar spoke about how Muslim Americans’ were mistreated and their constitutional rights and freedoms were infringed on after the 9/11 attacks.
Within her remarks, Omar made a statement that her critics said glossed over that act of terror. Democrats contend, however, that the president’s video could incite violence.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said in the speech last month.
CAIR was in fact founded in 1994, though its level of advocacy grew after 9/11.
It was the congresswoman’s wording that “some people did something” — repeated in the video tweeted by Trump — however, that Omar’s critics have seized upon.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Pelosi for her part was enraged at Trump but rumors have been flowing that she is not happy with Ilhan Omar for making her defend her politically poor positions.
“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” Pelosi said in a statement.
“It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe,” she added.