Trump Tweets Edited Video Slamming Rep. Ilhan Omar Over 9/11 Comments, ‘WE WILL NEVER FORGET!’
Donald Trump started his Friday evening by tweeting a video of Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s 9/11 remarks mixed in with images of the national tragedy.
He added in all-caps: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”
The video shows Omar speaking to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March interspersed with video of the 9/11 attacks.
Omar’s comments that “some people did something,” referring to 9/11, are spliced in between segments of footage, with the words “September 11, 2001 We remember” appearing at the end.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
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The video of the speech was shared on YouTube this week, sparking conservative ire.
In the snippet shared by Trump, Omar is heard saying from the speech “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something.” before images of the World Trade Center after the attack appears.
“Some people did something,” is then repeated in Omar’s voice before images of smoke pouring off the Pentagon shows on the screen.
But many of the people criticizing Omar cut out the end of her quote in which she said that many Muslims across the country were being improperly connected with the attacks.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said.
Twitter had some thoughts:
I can't believe I'm saying this but please report the President of the United States who has just tweeted out this incendiary video. It's another dog whistle for some unhinged person to hurt her, just like the bombs to the media and the shooter at the synagogue. DESPICABLE. https://t.co/oL0XyQyOWO
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 12, 2019
No subject is too sensitive or sacred for you to use to enflame, enrage, and divide.
Damn you, Donald Trump.
Damn you to Hell.
May every day you have left in this life be filled with misery.
May every moment you spend in eternal damnation be filled with relentless suffering. https://t.co/5uYq8x1Yup
— Mac Williams (@willin_mac) April 12, 2019
The President of the United States of America just ordered a hit on Ilhan Omar and I am fucking incensed. https://t.co/PSzBgaidcD
— Embee (@okwowcool) April 12, 2019
This man wants Ilhan Omar to be assaulted guaranteed https://t.co/EihYZS5q1j
— Sarah Hagi (@geekylonglegs) April 12, 2019
He’s straight up trying to incite violence against this courageous, steely and beautiful woman
— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) April 12, 2019