Twitter trashes Trump for trying to link Ilhan Omar to 9/11 attacks

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President Donald Trump posted an offensive propaganda video to his Twitter feed on Friday in an effort to smear Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and pretend that he cares about the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Omar delivered a speech to the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) this week in which she referenced the attackers who killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

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“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.

Now there is nothing inherently wrong with Omar’s statement, but Trump took her words out of context and posted a propaganda video portraying her negatively in an effort to make it seem like she doesn’t care about 9/11 or has forgotten about it.

The Washington Post has already reported on her speech by posting the context while Trump chose to focus on a few words.

Trump is also being a hypocrite considering his many truly offensive statements about 9/11, including once referring to it as 7/11. Clearly, he couldn’t even be bothered to remember.

Twitter users responded by reminding Trump of some his other offensive behavior and called him out for inciting violence against Omar, who has been receiving many death threats.

Other Twitter users reminded Americans that Trump bragged about his building being the new tallest in New York after the World Trade center towers fell and that he took money from the government meant for people who suffered losses even though he didn’t lose anything that day. Trump would later also brag about his ratings being higher than 9/11 coverage.

A Twitter user who lost a friend in the attack also called Trump out.

Trump should take this video down and apologize to the nation and to Omar.

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