House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that President Donald Trump take down the video that he tweeted out on Friday that accurately portrayed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“.@realDonaldTrump’s dangerous video must be taken down,” Pelosi tweeted. “I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. @Ilhan Omar, her family & her staff. They will continue to monitor & address the threats she faces.”
“Following the president’s tweet, I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff,” Pelosi said in a statement. “They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.”
“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi concluded. “President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”
Pelosi’s demand came after Trump tweeted a video of Omar’s exact words describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something” while also showing tragic images from that day.
The video went viral after Imam Mohamad Tawhidi tweeted it on Tuesday with the following message: “Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists, instead she refers to it as ‘Some people did something’, then she goes on to justify the establishment of a terrorist organization (CAIR) on US soil.”
Last year, Pelosi endorsed “collateral damage” against Americans who do not share her views and the views of the Democratic Party.
“We have to have total clarity about what we do when it comes to everything — a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage … whether it’s about immigration, whether it’s about gun safety, whether it’s about climate …” Pelosi said. “I think that we owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn’t be our original purpose.”
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