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PoliticsTrump responds to Ilhan Omar controversy: 'She should be ashamed of herself'

04:35  12 february  2019
04:35  12 february  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Ilhan Omar bringing Liberian immigrant facing deportation threat to State of the Union Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced Monday that her State of the Union guest will be a Liberian immigrant who is facing possible deportation due to a Trump administration policy change. Omar said in a statement that her guest will be Linda Clark, a Minnesota resident who has lived in the U.S. since 2000, after fleeing Liberia due to an ongoing civil war. "Linda is exactly the type of American success story we should celebrate," Omar, a Somali immigrant herself, said in the statement. "Someone who came to this country seeking a better life, played by the rules, and built a life for herself.

Omar responded with a tweet of her own. "I love how revealing the Right is in their assumptions of me," Omar said Thursday in response to a Breitbart News link to an article about the controversy . "Well I have news for them, being LGBTQ+ isn’t something we should be ashamed of !" she said.

“Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself for deliberately targeting people like me and the thousands of Liberian-Americans who call our country home,” Clark continued. “I am honored to join Rep. Omar at the State of the Union to call attention to this hateful decision—and hope the president

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“I think she should be ashamed of herself. I think it was a terrible statement and I don’t think her apology was adequate,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to a rally in El Paso.

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Share The controversy over Ilhan Omar calling Lindsey Graham “compromised,” explained. Well I have news for them, being LGBTQ+ isn’t something we should be ashamed of ! Turning Omar and her tweets into a flashpoint, similarly, serves to divide Democrats and, in the specific case of Graham

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Omar, a freshman lawmaker from Minnesota, has been accused of making anti-Semitic statements, with the most recent coming Sunday night in response to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Greenwald criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for vowing to take action against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who are both Muslim, for their criticisms of Israel.

“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” Omar tweeted in response to Greenwald.

In a subsequent tweet responding to the editor of The Forward newspaper, Omar said it was “AIPAC!”, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, that was paying politicians to support Israel.

Democratic leaders not looking to punish Ilhan Omar after her apology for anti-Semitic remarks

Democratic leaders not looking to punish Ilhan Omar after her apology for anti-Semitic remarks House Democratic leaders do not plan to strip freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of her committee assignments or take other action against her for comments they said were offensive and invoked anti-Semitic tropes. 

Two days later, Omar clarified her comments on CNN, arguing that Graham’s shift in rhetoric on Trump over the past three years is evidence that Omar did not come close to making this argument. In fact, during her interview with CNN she suggested three things that Omar herself responded to the bad-faith criticism Well I have news for them, being LGBTQ+ isn’t something we should be ashamed of !

Omar responded with a tweet of her own. “I love how revealing the Right is in their assumptions of me,” Omar said Thursday in response to a Breitbart News link to an article about the controversy . “Well I have news for them, being LGBTQ+ isn’t something we should be ashamed of !” she said.

Omar’s tweets sparked intense outrage from lawmakers across the political spectrum, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said she was perpetuating an anti-Semitic trope.

She “unequivocally” apologized on Twitter for her comments later Monday.

“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,” she said in a statement. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole.”

Trump said he didn’t believe Omar’s apology went far enough, but when pressed on what the congresswoman should say, the president said, “she knows what to say.”

Omar apologizes to Jewish groups over tweet condemned as anti-Semitic: reports.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized to Jewish groups this week over tweets condemned as anti-Semitic. Omar reportedly apologized in a confidential conference call with Jewish organizations on Tuesday night, according to multiple reports. "Let me reiterate my sincere apology for any actual hurt my words have caused," Omar reportedly said. "I know there are a lot of people who in the last weeks have expressed support in trying to say this isn't anti-Semitic or this shouldn't be looked at in that way." She added that it was up to the Jewish community to define anti-Semitism, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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