Most Americans spent last week remembering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which marked the 18th anniversary of al Qaeda hijacking airplanes and crashing them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
The 9/11 terror attacks, which were carried out by Osama bid Laden and al Qaeda jihadists, resulted in just shy of 3,000 innocent Americans being killed.
Omar recently came under fire over her abhorrent comments about the terrorist attacks, but things just got even worse for the Muslim lawmaker after what President Donald Trump just shared.
The president took to Twitter on Wednesday and shared a video clip of Omar dancing on the week of the anniversary of 9/11.
“IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota. The new face of the Democrat Party!” Trump said, quote-tweeting a video from conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams where he reacts to Omar partying on the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota. The new face of the Democrat Party! https://t.co/aQFEygSa4D
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019
For some reason, Williams video is no longer visible on Twitter. It’s unclear if Williams took it down or if Twitter forced him to remove it.
But Omar actually tweeted the same video clip from her own Twitter account on 9/13, just two days after the anniversary.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 14, 2019
Omar responded to the president’s tweet by claiming Trump put her “life at risk” by sharing the video clip of her dancing on the anniversary week of 9/11.
“The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk,” Omar wrote.
This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress.
The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk.
What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation? https://t.co/XdkRVrU7mZ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 18, 2019
This is the second time Omar has come under fire for her actions and comments regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
While speaking at a dinner for the Council of American-Islamic Relations in California earlier this year, Omar described 9/11 as “some people did something” rather than saying a group of al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes, ran two of them into the Twin Towers, and killed almost 3,000 Americans.
It was arguably the worst attack on American soil — and Omar could not have been more disrespectful.
“Many of us were not shocked or surprised, many of us were kind of waiting, holding our breath for a really long time thinking when will something like this happen,” Omar said.
While not naming President Donald Trump, Omar noted that “our leader” in the White House helped worsen these issues.
Trump shared a clip of Omar’s comments and captioned his tweet, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
It is worth noting that Omar has taken a lot of heat in the past after she advocated for leniency in the sentencing of men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS.
When Omar served as a state legislature in Minnesota in 2016, 9 Somali refugees were arrested and found guilty of attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
Prior to sentencing, Omar wrote a letter to the judge overseeing the case and begged for leniency for the Islamic extremists.
That’s right — these 9 radical jihadists, many from her district, were trying to join ISIS so they could carry out acts of violence against innocent people.
But Omar didn’t care about that and, instead, begged the judge not to sentence the would-be terrorists to 30 to 40 years in prison.
She actually argued in her letter that the best way to deter Islamic extremists from joining ISIS it to be “compassionate.”
“The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion,” the letter reads.