Trump: Ilhan Omar ‘Extremely Unpatriotic’ and ‘Disrespectful’ to America
President blasts radical Democrat during interview over recent remarks
US President Donald Trump has again blasted controversial Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, describing her as "extremely unpatriotic" and "disrespectful to our country.”
Speaking during a local media interview in Minnesota on Monday, Trump continued his criticism of the freshman lawmaker and her recent comments downplaying the 9/11 attacks.
“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,” President Trump told KSTP News.
The president defended his decision to share the video on social media criticizing the congresswoman for describing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.”
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
“Look she’s been very disrespectful to this country, she’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel,” Trump said.
"She is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life, real life what it’s all about."
According to Breitbart, Omar complained that the president’s tweet led to an increase in direct threats against her life.
When asked if he had second thoughts about sharing the video, Trump replied, “No. Not at all.”
Trump also criticized Omar as “out of control” on Monday on Twitter.
“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” he wrote.
“She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”
In response to Trump's video, members of the liberal Women's March group have launched a campaign calling for Facebook and Twitter to ban President Trump over his criticism of radical Omar's remarks downplaying 9/11.
On Saturday, Women's March announced it is launching a petition demanding Trump is banned from the two leading social media platforms.
The campaign accuses Trump of “inciting violence” against Minnesota Democrat Omar by tweeting a video that spliced the congresswoman's remarks about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks alongside footage from the attacks.
The video wasn't shared on Trump's Facebook page, however.