On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he didn’t think an apology from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) regarding anti-Semitic comments she made online was adequate and she should resign, telling reporters at the White House:
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Omar didn’t resign, and she’s now reminding the president that he has his own ugly history of saying racist and offensive things about African-Americans, Muslims, and immigrants, posting this on Twitter Wednesday morning:
You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 13, 2019
Keep in mind that Omar’s apology was fulsome and certainly sounded sincere. In it, she noted:
“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”
She “unequivocally” apologized. Has Donald Trump ever apologized for anything? He once said he had never asked for God to forgive him, commenting in 2015 when asked the question:
“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so. I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”
Did Trump ever apologize publicly for cheating on his three wives, including the current First Lady? Has he asked contractors he stiffed for millions of dollars that he’s sorry he cheated them out of their hard-earned money?
Donald Trump is in no position to pass judgement on anyone. If anything, he needs to be begging for forgiveness with his every breath.
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