During a press conference featuring the 4 members of “the Squad” Ilhan Omar was asked to respond to Trump’s claim she supports al Qaeda.
Omar did not answer and refused to condemn al Qaeda.
Instead she answered “It’s beyond time to ask Muslims to condemn terrorists, we are no longer going to allow the dignification of such ridiculous, ridiculous statements.”
.@IlhanMN was asked to respond to Trump's claim that she supports al Qaeda.
She wouldn't and she didn't. She refused to condemn al Qaeda.
"I refuse to dignify that with an answer, pic.twitter.com/rUlfJQtCXJ
— Michael Sheridan (@MSH3RIDAN) July 15, 2019
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 15, 2019
President Trump was likely referring to a video while Omar appeared “giddy” while discussing Al-Qaeda.
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