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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 02:22 AM

Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The video pulls a snippet of Omar's speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she described the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as "some people did something," as well as news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. Trump tweeted, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!"

Omar's remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the congresswoman, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks on American soil that killed nearly 3,000 people and pointed the U.S. toward war.

Neither Trump's tweet nor the video includes her full quote or the context of her comments.

Read more: https://www.postbulletin.com/news/state/trump-tweets-video-edited-to-suggest-omar-dismissive-of/article_54e0748e-185f-52a6-be82-7c7c4c4704ba.html

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