Trump mocked Rep. Ilhan Omar just hours after one of his supporters was charged for death threats against her. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Lance Reddick, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/7/18299172/trump-ilhan-omar-anti-semitism-jewish-republicans
“President Donald Trump sought to drive a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party on Saturday by reigniting allegations of anti-Semitism against Rep. Ilhan Omar — just hours after one of his supporters was charged for threatening to kill her.
Speaking before the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump referenced a weeks-old controversy involving Omar, a first-term Democrat from Minnesota and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.
In February, Omar alleged on Twitter that pro-Israel sentiment in Washington was being bought by pro-Israel lobbyists. Her remarks prompted politicians from both parties to condemn her remarks, with some labeling them as anti-Semitic. The Congress member later apologized for her tweets.
On Saturday, Trump gave Omar a back-handed compliment about the dust-up.
“Special thanks to Rep. Omar of Minnesota,” the president said. “Oh, I almost forgot. She doesn’t like Israel … I’m so sorry!”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Lance Reddick
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