Kirsters Baish| While liberals continue to call for President Donald Trump to apologize and remove the video he posted to Twitter showing Democratic Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar downplaying the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, it seems that Trump isn’t about to back down.
From the New York Post:
On Friday, the president posted a tweet that linked to video of the World Trade Center towers crumbling on 9/11 with the caption: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”
Omar, one of two Muslim women serving in Congress, released a statement Sunday night saying she has “experienced an increase in direct threats on my life.”
In a speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar decried how Muslims were targeted after 9/11, describing the terror attacks as “some people did something.”
Omar has also come under criticism for questioning whether American lawmakers who support Israel have an allegiance to a foreign country and accusing a pro-Israeli group of buying political support.
President Trump doubled-down on his fierce criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s remarks regarding the 9/11 terror attacks this week; calling the freshman congresswoman “extremely unpatriotic” and “extremely disrespectful.”
The President was speaking with a local reporter in Minnesota Tuesday when he was asked if he had “second thoughts” after he harshly criticized her comments.
Take a look at what the President had to say:
During interview w/ KSTP TV in Minnesota, Trump defended his reprehensible tweet about @IlhanMN: "She's been very disrespectful to this country… she is somebody that doesn't really understand life, real life… she's got a way about her that's very very bad for our country." pic.twitter.com/wiSNptg0F3
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2019
“She’s been very disrespectful to this country. She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand life, real life. What it’s all about,” President Trump stated.
“She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country,” he continued. “I think she’s extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country.”