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President Trump suggested Tuesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is one of two Muslim
Women elected to Congress last year, should resign over the “terrible” things she said about the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.
He did not offer to resign himself over a mocking reference to Native American genocide, or call out his son, Donald Jr., for applauding that remark.
“Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,”
Said Trump at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Omar apologized Monday for two tweets about the role money plays in
U.S. support for Israel that were denounced by many of her House colleagues from both parties, as well as Jewish-
American groups including the Anti-Defamation League.
“What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology, that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t
mean a word of it, was just not appropriate,” said Trump.
“I think she should resign from Congress frankly, but at a minimum, she shouldn’t be on committees, certainly that committee.” Emphasizing “TRAIL” in all capitals was taken by many commenters as an intentional,
Trump showed less concern for the feelings of minorities on Saturday after Sen.
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., officially launched her presidential candidacy. He posted, “Elizabeth Warren, The Republican National Committee did not respond to a request for comment on Trump Jr.’s remarks.
Trump’s opposition to anti-Semitism did not extend to denouncing Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a strong supporter of
The president’s immigration policies, who made remarks last fall that the ADL said reflected “anti-Semitism and hate.”