On Sunday, speaking in regards to the Democrats’ outrage over President Trump’s recent criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stood by Trump.
“Certainly nothing could be further from the truth,” when asked if Trump’s remarks “incited violence against Muslims or Ilhan Omar,” Sanders said, adding, “the president is not trying to incite violence, he’s actually speaking out against it.”
Sanders went on to explain that, should Omar continue making controversial remarks, many of which have been deemed anti-Semitic, Trump will “continue to call her out for it.”
“He’s not going to be ashamed, nor should he be,” Sanders said of Trump, calling Omar’s remarks “disgusting” and “abhorrent,” while excoriating Democrats for what she said was their refusal to call Omar out.
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) April 14, 2019
Sanders refuted Democrats condemnation of President Trump on the issue, maintaining that Trump has not changed his stance on the issue.
Asked about President Trump’s attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sarah Sanders tells @GStephanopoulos, Omar’s comments are “absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it’s a good thing that the president is calling her out” https://t.co/OYryJReRBT pic.twitter.com/WLhC9KGoke
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 14, 2019
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