Embattled freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing down yet another controversy after she downplayed and disrespected the 9-11 attack.
The backlash has been severe.
The New York Post reported that Donald Trump Jr. slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “somebody did something” — and her Democratic colleagues for not calling her out over it.
“This woman is a disgrace. Never in my life would I imagine a member of congress showing this much disdain for America & Americans,” he posted on his Twitter page Thursday.
“I also never thought I’d see Democrats & their media lackeys turn a blind eye to this and her anti-semitism. The dems have lost their way! #Enough,” the president’s son added in the posting, which included a link to The Post’s front page and the headline “Here’s Your Something.”
Omar, a freshman lawmaker from Minnesota, touched off a firestorm of controversy when comments surfaced this week from a speech she made at the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Today's cover of the New York Post. pic.twitter.com/pEnQryZNlx
— Dylan Stableford (@stableford) April 11, 2019
During the flashback video, Omar giddily describes terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and compares them to America, by saying, “You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity…but you say these names because you want that word to carry weight”
Watch the video:
Ilhan Omar giddily discussing Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.
“You don’t say America with an intensity…but you say these names because you want that word to carry weight” pic.twitter.com/9fhCVqcuEC
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 12, 2019