Controversial lawmaker Ilhan Omar has fired back on a tweet by President Trump targeting her by saying the President is spreading lies and putting her life at risk.
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
Omar was responding to a tweet by President Trump that re-tweeted a video from comedian Terrence Williams.
The video of Williams appears to have been now deleted.
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
USAToday reports on Wednesday morning, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that insinuated she held a party on September 11, saying that Trump’s “lies” endangered her life.
Earlier Wednesday, Trump had retweeted a video from comedian Terrence Williams that had accused Omar of having a party on the anniversary of 9/11.
“You were seriously partying on the anniversary of 9/11?” Williams says in his video.
Omar said Williams was wrong and that the video showed her at a Congressional Black Caucus event from that weekend to celebrate black women in Congress.
“IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota,” Trump wrote. “The new face of the Democrat Party!”
“The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk,” she wrote on Twitter.
“What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?” she asked.
The video appeared to have been removed later Wednesday, though Trump’s tweet remained on the site.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a progressive political action committee, tweeted to say the video had been cut from a video filmed by their founder Adam Green. According to Green, the video had been of Omar dancing to a Lizzo song at an event on Sept. 13, not Sept. 11. Green posted the video on Sept. 13.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com
By Jon Heltzel