Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She's Seen an Increase in Death Threats After President Trump's Tweet

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Published on April 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She's Seen an Increase in Death Threats After President Trump's Tweet

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she has seen an increase in the number of death threats since President Trump tweeted a video of comments she made about September 11th.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She's Seen an Increase in Death Threats After President Trump's Tweet

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she has seen an increase in the number of death threats ??since President Trump tweeted a video of comments she made about September 11th.

??In a statement, Omar wrote, “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video.” ??The video showed Omar giving a speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, ??She was talking about 9/11 and argued the Council was formed quote, “because they recognized that some people did something” ??Then it cuts to film of the burning twin towers...Trump added the caption, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” ??Since Trump tweeted the video, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding Trump take the video down.

??She said the capitol police will be increasing security to ensure Omar’s safety.

??The statement also added that Omar receives daily death threats “almost all of them threatening to kill her because of her religion.

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