After President Trump called Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) apology “lame” and suggested she should resign from Congress, the freshman lawmaker shoved back, saying Trump has “trafficked in hate” his whole life and asking when he would learn from the “people impacted” by his words like she did.
You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 13, 2019
Omar issued an apology on Monday after Democratic leadership denounced her comments about AIPAC. Omar was criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike over her tweet, where she appeared to perpetuate an anti-Semitic trope when she suggested that Republicans’ support for Israel was fueled by political donations. AIPAC doesn’t donate directly to political candidates, but is a pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington.
Calls from Trump for Omar to resign have resurfaced 2016 reports about his own accusations of anti-Semitic behavior when he tweeted a graphic of the Star of David over a pile of cash in an attack on Hillary Clinton. He later deleted the tweet and his then-campaign social media director took the fall for it.
Speaking of anti-Semitic tropes, Trump uses George Soros as a boogeyman for just about everything, his final 2016 ad was full of anti-Semitic tropes, he shared the below image about Hillary with the Star of David, and, he um, literally praised people marching with neo-Nazis. pic.twitter.com/X30qVXRWiW
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 12, 2019