Trump calls Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar 'out of control' in latest attack

CODEPINK is among the groups calling on Facebook and Twitter to suspend Trump's accounts following his video smearing the congresswoman. Image via CODEPINK

The tweet was posted atop Trump's Twitter feed for much of Sunday, with more than 9 million views.

Trump tweeted again Monday, saying Pelosi had "lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done" and accusing Omar of making "anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements". "She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!" he tweeted.

The women-led group also denounced the video, calling it "a unsafe incitement [that] puts Rep. Omar's life in danger".

"But fortunately these forces will not succeed because Omar derives her legitimacy and support directly from the people and from grassroots using social media for them, through which she is able to bypass media which has been hostile to her", Bedier explained.

Donald Trump's Friday attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar-an attack he followed up Monday morning-looked like a call to violence against her-and it's accomplished that mission.

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Mr. Trump and his team are trying to make Ms. Omar, one of a group of progressive women Democratic House members who is relatively unknown in national politics, a household name, to be seen as the most prominent voice of the Democratic Party, regardless of her actual position. Menacing music accompanies Omar's words. She tweeted back at Kilmeade and Crenshaw: "This is risky incitement, given the death threats I face".

Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with criticism of Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington.

Omar said that since Trump retweeted the video on Friday night, she has received many threats that referred or replied to the posted video.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi contacted the House Sergeant at Arms to ensure the U.S. Capitol Police would conduct a security assessment to protect Omar, her family and her staff, according to a statement. Almost one in three Somali-Americans live in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and between 42,400 and 55,200 people - about 1 percent of the population of the state - is of Somali heritage, according to recent census data.

Finally, after noting Trump has a habit of calling out persons of color, Cooper said this: "All presidents have the power of what's known as the bully pulpit to focus the country on things he believes are important".

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"I don't think it is the president who's putting her in danger". Democrats who criticized the president over the tweet defended Omar, with some noting their past disagreements with her.

Representative Omar was speaking March 23 at a dinner sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles, one week after a fascist gunmen killed 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Omar quickly tweeted back at Trump, saying: "The Great State of Minnesota, where we don't only welcome immigrants, we send them to Washington".

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders who is also a Democratic presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter: "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage".

The Minnesota congresswoman also alleged that Trump is encouraging right-wing extremist violence, a charge White House press secretary Sarah Sanders denied earlier Sunday.

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Only after public comments noting that her statement made no mention of any threat to Omar did Pelosi issue a second statement, this time from London.

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