Omar fires back at Trump, noting he has ‘trafficked in hate’ his entire life


The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Ilhan Omar rejected President Trump’s call for her resignation by accusing him of having “trafficked in hate your whole life” while she privately has tried to make amends with her Jewish colleagues for her anti-Semitic comments.

The Minnesota Democrat, who fired back at Trump on Wednesday via Twitter, has faced a widespread backlash for suggesting that Israel’s allies in U.S. politics were motivated by money rather than principle.

House Republicans, who had called for harsh punishment of Omar, forced a vote late Wednesday on a more generic measure condemning anti-Semitism in all forms. The measure passed on a 424-0 vote.

During a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Trump said that “anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” called an apology by Omar “lame” and said she should resign from Congress or give up her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“You have trafficked in hate your whole life — against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more,” Omar, a freshman, said in her tweet Wednesday morning. “I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” [Continue reading…]

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