nearvideo freshman Congressman Omar sparks outrage over anti-Semitic tweet
President Donald Trump on Monday said the freshman democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar “should be ashamed” over a tweet, suggesting that a strong pro-Israel interest group, the paid, members of Congress, the support of Israel.
“I think you should be ashamed of themselves,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One, said, during the flight to a campaign event in El Paso, Texas, according to The hill. “I think it was a terrible statement, and I don’t think their apology was appropriate.”
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The Minnesota members of Congress “unequivocally” apologized earlier on Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, rebuked them.
Omar said she had no intention to offend anyone, and thanked the gentlemen for the clarification on anti-Semitic set pieces.
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When asked what they should say would, Trump replied, “you know what they say.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report