President Donald Trump defended tweeting an anti-Muslim smear video on April 12 against Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota who has since received death threats (video below).
The video juxtaposed Omar’s image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump wrote: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”
Trump defended his irresponsible actions by slandering Omar to Minneapolis-St. Paul station KSTP on April 15.
Look, she’s been very disrespectful to this country. She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life — real life, what it’s all about.
It’s unfortunate. She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad, I think, for our country. I think she’s extremely unpatriotic and extremely disrespectful to our country.
Democracy Now reports that Omar has faced deaths threats since the video was tweeted by Trump.