Omar supporters rally to protest Trump visit

April 15, 2019 06:27 PM

It wasn't just his supporters who showed up to greet President Donald Trump on his visit to Minnesota Monday.

Protestors too were on hand, upset over a video Trump posted to Twitter Friday, blasting Minnesota Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for a comment she recently made about 9/11.


RELATED: Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video

During a speech in front of the Council on American Islamic Relations, Omar said, "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something."

The freshman Congresswoman said her words were taken out of context, and she is now getting death threats because of the President's tweet. Leading Democrats accused Trump of trying to incite violence against Omar.

In a statement, Omar said:  "Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief. We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop."

The White House remained firm, saying Omar should be called out for her comments. 

"Certainly the President is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence toward anyone," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said while appearing on ABC's "This Week."

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