President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Dem hits back at Trump for giving ‘firefighting advice’ to Paris: ‘Do your own damn job’ French officials reject Trump suggestion to use ‘flying water tankers’ on Notre Dame fire Overnight Energy: Interior watchdog opens investigation into new secretary | Warren unveils 2020 plan to stop drilling on public lands | Justices reject case challenging state nuclear subsidies | Court orders EPA to re-evaluate Obama pollution rule MORE took aim once again at Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Mueller report coming Thursday | YouTube adds 9/11 info to Notre Dame fire video | New details on case against Assange | Thousands sign petition to ban Trump on social media | Conservatives side with big tech in GOP fight Dems rally behind Omar as Trump escalates attacks It’s time for a ‘Congressional Jewish Caucus’ MORE (D-Minn.) on Monday, accusing the first-term Muslim lawmaker of being “disrespectful” to the United States.
In an interview with local news affiliate KSTP in Minnesota, the president said that Omar has “got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country.”
“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,” he told a reporter.
“She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country,” Trump added.
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
Trump last week tweeted a video of Omar making remarks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations that was interspersed with images and video of the attacks themselves along with the text “We will never forget.”
Republicans have accused Omar of minimizing the terrorist attacks in the speech, and members of the GOP and her own party have described other comments she has made as anti-Semitic.
A top critic of the Israeli government, Omar has vowed that the criticism would not deter either her love for the U.S. or her desire to affect change in the Middle East.
“I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress. To fight and to defend our democracy,” she tweeted earlier this month.
“No one person — no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious — can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans,” Omar continued.
Democrats have called on Trump to take down the video amid threats of violence reported to police by Omar’s office.