Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, said that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is endangering herself with her “ill-thought-out words.”
“I don’t think it is the President putting her in danger,” Lotter said Monday on CNN. “It is her ill-thought-out words she used to describe the greatest terror attack on the history of United States soil which killed nearly 3,000 Americans. Those are her words. That’s what’s making the threats.”
2020 Trump campaign aide: “I don’t think it’s the President putting [Omar] in danger. It’s her ill-thought out words” pic.twitter.com/DTHuuRiOAj
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Omar said Sunday that she’s faced increased death threats after Trump tweeted a video portraying her as dismissive of the 9/11 attacks.
Her initial comments were meant to convey that Muslims faced increasing levels of discrimination after the terrorist attacks.