Far-left activist group the Women’s March has demanded social media platforms Twitter and Facebook ban President Trump, claiming the president is “inciting violence” against Ilhan Omar.
“The president will not stop. He will continue to issue hateful messages from the White House. But you can stop him from issuing those messages on your platforms. Do the right thing. Suspend Trump from Twitter and Facebook,” said the petition.
The group’s co-founder, controversial activist Linda Sarsour, accused President Trump of “inciting violence against a Black Muslim sitting member of congress, putting her life at risk.”
Since the 2016 election, the Women’s March has drawn mounting scrutiny for alleged ties to anti-Semitic figures, as well as accusations of anti-Semitism occurring within its ranks.
From The Daily Caller:
Left-wing activist group Women’s March on Saturday launched a petition demanding Twitter and Facebook ban President Donald Trump from their platforms.
The petition accuses Trump of “inciting violence” against Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar by tweeting a video that spliced a comment she made about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with footage from the attacks.
“The president will not stop. He will continue to issue hateful messages from the White House. But you can stop him from issuing those messages on your platforms. Do the right thing. Suspend Trump from Twitter and Facebook,” the petition reads.
Women’s March coupled the petition with a fundraising pitch Saturday in an email from co-founder Linda Sarsour, who claimed that Trump “is inciting violence against a Black Muslim sitting member of congress, putting her life at risk.”
The Women’s March petition echoed language from Democrats, who have also accused the president of “inciting violence” by tweeting the video.
“The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion,” Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted. “It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.”
Daily Wire reported that 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.
“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.”
.@realDonaldTrump’s dangerous video must be taken down. 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. pic.twitter.com/Grb9c8S18d
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 14, 2019