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    Pelosi: Capitol Police working to ‘safeguard’ Omar after Trump 9/11 tweet

    Pelosi: Capitol Police working to ‘safeguard’ Omar after Trump 9/11 tweet

    An aide said that “there has been an increase in threats” against the Minnesota Democrat after the president's post.


    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that the U.S. Capitol Police and the House sergeant-at-arms “are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman [Ilhan] Omar, her family and her staff” after a tweet by President Donald Trump.

    Trump on Friday shared an edited video of Omar superimposed over images of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “We will never forget,” the president wrote on Twitter. Trump’s tweet followed remarks by the Minnesota Democrat that seemed to play down the attack. Republicans and conservatives commentators lashed out at Omar over the incident.

    Pelosi’s announcement highlighted what has become an extraordinary situation — the speaker of the House is worried about the safety of one of her members after a statement by the president of the United States.

    An Omar aide said on Sunday that “there has been an increase in threats” against the Minnesota Democrat after Trump’s tweet. Omar’s office reports such threats to the FBI and Capitol Police, the aide said.

    A New York man who supports Trump was arrested two weeks after threatening to shoot Omar. And last month, a bomb threat was called in to a Los Angeles building where Omar was scheduled to make a speech. That address went ahead as planned.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Trump “is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments.”

    During the past decade, two members of Congress — Democrat Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana — have been seriously wounded in shootings. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) received death threats from a Venezuelan lawmaker in 2017, and security was stepped up around him.

    Omar, a Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has become a center of national controversy over comments that have been condemned as anti-Semitic. The House has twice passed resolutions rejecting anti-Semitism and hate speech more broadly after comments she has made.

    This latest incident began on March 24 when Omar gave a speech to the Muslim Civil Rights Organization, a week after the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. An alleged white supremacist killed 50 Muslims in a mosque in that mass shooting.

    During her speech, Omar said: “For too long we have lived with the danger of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. [The Council on American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

    Three weeks later, on April 9, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), a Navy SEAL who lost his right eye during an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan, criticized Omar’s comments, a move that set off a firestorm on the right — especially on Fox News — and eventually led to Trump’s intervention.

    “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Crenshaw said in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”

    Omar and her defenders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), immediately shot back, saying that comments like Crenshaw’s — and, later, the president’s tweet — were endangering the Minnesota Democrat, who has faced a litany of death threats since coming to Congress.

    “We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Thursday.

    But Crenshaw didn’t back down, issuing another defiant response on Friday, hours after Trump’s tweet prompted further outcry from Democrats.

    “When someone calls out a public official for things they said, it is not endangering their life or inciting violence,” Crenshaw tweeted Friday night. “Claiming otherwise is just an attempt to silence your critics.”

    Not all Democratic criticism was directed across the aisle, however. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), another high-profile freshman and an ally of Omar and Ocasio-Cortez, directed her complaints at Democratic leadership.

    “They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib said Saturday, responding to a tweet about how top Democrats hadn’t done enough to defend Omar.

    “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”

    Pelosi, who is traveling overseas, had largely avoided wading into the latest controversy surrounding Omar until her statement Sunday.

    Asked by reporters Friday at Democrats’ annual retreat to weigh in, the speaker deferred, saying she hadn’t been able to talk to Omar yet because the freshman Democrat was “in transit.”

    “As is my custom with my colleagues, I call them in before I call them out, so I look forward to hearing from her,” Pelosi said. “I’ll have some comment when I do speak to her.”
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/...980915200?s=21


    The greatest risk of terrorist attacks continues to come from the Far Right...trump supports these people. He would like nothing better than to see his followers kill Ilhan Omar.

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    There was already a man arrested for making threatening phone calls to her just recently. He was echoing false statements made by Canary Mission.

    Although observers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed Trump and Fox Cable News for the atmosphere of hatred for Muslims that whipped up the suspect’s rage, his specific allegation that Ilhan Omar is a member of the “Muslim Brotherhood” actually was made by Adam Milstein, a board member and major fundraiser for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and a secret funder (despite his denials) of the McCarthyite “Canary Mission” site.

    Milstein, a convicted tax cheat, brands college professors and undergraduates as “anti-Semites” and “unpatriotic” if they oppose the Israeli policy of annexing the Palestinian West Bank, subjecting Gaza to a civilian siege, and keeping the Palestinians stateless and without basic human rights. Most disturbingly, he is attempting to ruin the lives and careers of our children for taking a principled stand.
    https://www.juancole.com/2019/04/ass...-milstein.html

    Milstein is a big donor and on the board at AIPAC as well.
    https://theintercept.com/2019/03/25/...in-israel-bds/

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    Nancy Pelosi is going to completely emasculate trump over this!




    She is gonna hit trump right where he LIVES: on Twitter!!! LMAO!


    She is gonna make him take that post down or Twitter will have to ban his account...Brilliant!

    Trump is gonna get owned by Pelosi on Twitter!!!

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    Hilarious! Pelosi is going to war with Trump over anti American, anti Semitic, terrorist loving POS. Playing right into Trump's hand. He's going to have a field day with this on the campaign trail.
    "I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in," Hillary Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Hilarious! Pelosi is going to war with Trump over anti American, anti Semitic, terrorist loving POS. Playing right into Trump's hand. He's going to have a field day with this on the campaign trail.
    Pelosi would not be doing this if she had not carefully thought it through, counted the votes, and knew the outcome. Trump will be forced to remove that tweet. It will be like getting his balls cut off.

    He’s already removed it from being pinned to the top of his feed. He is tapping out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post
    Pelosi would not be doing this if she had not carefully thought it through, counted the votes, and knew the outcome. Trump will be forced to remove that tweet. It will be like getting his balls cut off.

    He’s already removed it from being pinned to the top of his feed. He is tapping out!
    Roflmao!!! After all these years how little you people know Trump.
    "I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in," Hillary Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Roflmao!!! After all these years how little you people know Trump.
    We know exactly who he is...and he is about to tap out!





    He will remove the tweet and blame it on some intern on his communications team. He will say many people have access to his account...Predictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Roflmao!!! After all these years how little you people know Trump.
    Trump took down the video.
    Whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post
    We know exactly who he is...and he is about to tap out!





    He will remove the tweet and blame it on some intern on his communications team. He will say many people have access to his account...Predictable.
    Tap out!!! LOL! After all the media outlets carried the story, the Speaker spoke out and every talking head had a go at it right down to the hooker forum in Toronto. Yeah, a total defeat. Facepalm!
    "I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in," Hillary Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/...980915200?s=21


    The greatest risk of terrorist attacks continues to come from the Far Right...trump supports these people. He would like nothing better than to see his followers kill Ilhan Omar.
    So it is not possible any liberal citizens are offended and upset by what she said? I've seen reports that some of her colleagues were not happy with her statement, until they were told to toe the party line. You should know by now what happens when you assume ...........
    swollen member

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankfooter View Post
    Trump took down the video.
    Whoops.
    Already??? LMAO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Tap out!!! LOL! After all the media outlets carried the story, the Speaker spoke out and every talking head had a go at it right down to the hooker forum in Toronto. Yeah, a total defeat. Facepalm!
    Trump just got his balls cut off by Nancy Pelosi!!!

    Pelosi owns trump!!!


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-...1-us-1.5097778

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    Trump being a President who said he would protect all the American Citizens, is than adding fuel to the fire with his tweets, especially as Omar's life was actually threatened. When is Trump actually going to behave like a real President and then into account everyone's lives irrespective of their religion or race.

    There was a threat on Omar's life by a Trump supporter:

    New York man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.8ca987ad06aa

    Typical Trump supporter who revels in violence.


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    I can certainly understand why The Right hate Pelosi so much...Hahahahahahahahaha

    Every time trump tangles with her he fails badly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post



    I can certainly understand why The Right hate Pelosi so much...Hahahahahahahahaha

    Every time trump tangles with her he fails badly!
    She is actually a very smart woman and knows how to play the diplomatic card when she has to. Trump on the other hand is very rash with his tweets. He needs a child minder to be present whenever he gets on his mobile phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post
    Trump just got his balls cut off by Nancy Pelosi!!!

    Pelosi owns trump!!!


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-...1-us-1.5097778
    A triumph.... except the tweet is still there in all its glory. Just checked the Trump's Tweeter. LOL!!!!
    "I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in," Hillary Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    A triumph.... except the tweet is still there in all its glory. Just checked the Trump's Tweeter. LOL!!!!
    Apparently Trump is trying to distract from the Mueller report coming out.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...t-from-mueller

    Wonder why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    A triumph.... except the tweet is still there in all its glory. Just checked the Trump's Tweeter. LOL!!!!
    WTF?

    I just checked...jc is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Ball View Post
    WTF?

    I just checked...jc is correct.
    Since that disgusting tweet, Omar has received many more threats from the violent right wing racist individuals. Trump is a sick individual:

    Pelosi says she talked with Sergeant-at-Arms about Omar's safety following Trump tweet:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/14/p...ety/index.html


    On ignore: Disrespectful Individuals. Slurp. Can Someone Explain to Him The Meaning of "IGNORE"!!

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    Trump was absolutely correct to make that tweet exposing Omar for the anti American anti Semite twat that she is. Unlike the twin towers, that tweet isn't coming down.
    If she's getting death threats it's on her, not him.

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    Nancy has also called for a halt to criticisms of the POTUS until death threats stop.... oh, wait....


    At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy, is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.

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    Just say it: Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar are designed to incite hatred
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...incite-hatred/

    One cannot conclusively establish one way or the other whether Trump actively wants to see physical harm befall Omar. But here’s what we can say right now: Trump’s attacks absolutely are designed to incite hatred of Muslims, and the fact that this could have horrifying consequences does not weigh on him in the slightest.

    We know these things, because Trump’s monumentally dishonest treatment of Omar’s quote, as well as his own long history, leave no doubt about them. Trump has used 9/11 to stir up hatred of Muslims before — relying on massively deceptive agitprop to do so — and he has repeatedly continued trafficking in various tropes even after they have been confirmed to potentially play some kind of role in inciting hate and even murder.

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