CNN political analyst David Gregory mentioned early Monday that the rise in demise threats towards Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar says she has confronted improve in demise threats since Trump tweet Fox’s Wallace not ‘snug’ enjoying full 9/11 video tweeted by Trump Yemeni bodega house owners name for New York Put up boycott over Omar cowl MORE (D-Minn.) is because of one thing Trump “has straight executed.”
Gregory, talking on “New Day,” ripped Trump for posting a video Friday with pictures of the 9/11 terror assault spliced with phrases from the freshman lawmaker, one of many first Muslim girls to serve in Congress.
“It’s a rare state of affairs that she is dealing with this type of hazard due to one thing the President has straight executed, which is totally flawed,” Gregory mentioned.
.@davidgregory says it is “extraordinary” that Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has skilled a rise in demise threats, is “dealing with this hazard due to one thing the President has straight executed, which is totally flawed.” https://t.co/btDTgZ8IO1 pic.twitter.com/cQFZbsFrYG
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Omar mentioned at a speech final month on the Council on American-Islamic Relations that CAIR was based after 9/11 as a result of “some individuals did one thing” and Muslims “have been beginning to lose entry to our civil liberties.”
In a press release Sunday evening, she mentioned she has confronted a rise in demise threats because the video was posted by Trump.
Gregory added on Monday that whereas Omar ought to face some scrutiny for her controversial feedback in regards to the 9/11 assaults, Trump went too far.
“That she ought to be focused with demise threats due to one thing the president mentioned is totally flawed,” Gregory mentioned.
Gregory additionally mentioned that he thought Trump was utilizing Omar as his most up-to-date foil, one thing he has executed with different new and outstanding Democratic lawmakers.
CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin famous that the one factor in widespread with everybody Trump has tried to vilify is that they’re all individuals of colour.
“He’s all the time after individuals of colour, and that isn’t a coincidence,” Toobin mentioned.