She additionally alleged that President Trump is encouraging right-wing extremist violence. White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday the President was making an attempt to incite violence.
“Because the President’s tweet Friday night, I’ve skilled a rise in direct threats on my life — many instantly referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the Home Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the Home for his or her consideration to those threats,” Omar stated in a press release launched Sunday night.
CNN has reached out to the White Home for remark.
Within the Friday tweet, Trump wrote, “We’ll always remember!” and included video of a speech Omar gave final month wherein she stated, “For a lot too lengthy we’ve got lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I am uninterested in it, and each single Muslim on this nation needs to be uninterested in it. CAIR was based after 9/11 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 civil liberties.”
Omar was talking final month to a California chapter of CAIR — the Council on American-Islamic Relations. It was really based in 1994.
Trump included within the tweet an edited video of the 9/11 assaults.
Omar in her assertion stated Trump was encouraging violence — which Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday in an look on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Definitely the President is wishing no ailing will and positively not violence in the direction of anybody, however the President is completely and needs to be calling out the congresswoman for her not just one time however historical past of anti-Semitic feedback,” Sanders stated.
Omar famous Trump could be visiting her dwelling state on Monday for a rally.
“Violent crimes and different acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise on this nation and world wide. We will not ignore that they’re being inspired by the occupant of the very best workplace within the land. Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally noticed a 226 p.c enhance in hate crimes within the months following the rally. And assaults enhance when cities host Trump rallies. That is notably regarding given the president’s go to to my dwelling state of Minnesota on Monday,” Omar stated in her Sunday assertion.
“Violent rhetoric and all types of hate speech haven’t any place in our society, a lot much less from our nation’s Commander in Chief. We’re all People. That is endangering lives. It has to cease,” stated Omar.
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