The Latest: Trump escalates Twitter feud with Rep. Omar
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (all times local):
President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Rep. Ilhan Omar, accusing her on Twitter of making “anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements.”
The comments come a day after the Minnesota Democrat said she’s faced increased death threats since Trump spread a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
She’s accused Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism and urged him to stop.
Trump is also going after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He’s accusing her of having “lost all control of Congress” and “getting nothing done,” and says, before she decides to “defend her leader, Rep. Omar,” she should look at her past comments.
He asserts, without evidence, that Omar is “out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”
Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.”
Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and the speaker’s call for Trump to take down the video.
Soon after Pelosi’s statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended Trump earlier Sunday, saying he wished no “ill will” upon the first-term lawmaker.