Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler, has declared that President Trump has no “moral authority” to be talking about the September 11 attacks.
The controversy surrounds a patriotic video President Trump shared on Twitter, after Ilhan Omar disrespected the 9-11 attacks.
Watch the video:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
The Hill reported that Nadler said, “He has no moral authority to be talking about 9/11 at all,” Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“He wasn’t president then, but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration…for 40 Wall Street. He stole $150,000 from some small businessperson who could’ve used it to help rehabilitate himself.”
Trump on Friday tweeted the video, which showed the burning World Trade Center towers and Omar saying at a speech last month at the Council on American-Islamic Relations that CAIR was founded because “some people did something” and Muslims “were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Many Democrats have condemned Trump’s tweet as inciting violence.
When asked by CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday if he had any issue with Omar’s comments, Nadler said, “no I did not.”
Watch the video:
Democrat @RepJerryNadler on Trump and 9/11: “He wasn’t President then, but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration…for 40 Wall Street. He stole $150,000 from some small businessperson who could’ve used it to help rehabilitate himself.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/6z7asz8FzI
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 14, 2019