Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has accused Donald Trump of setting her lifestyle at chance after the president retweeted a post that falsely claimed she partied on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Trump retweeted a put-upon Wednesday utilizing the conservative actor and comedian Terrence K Williams, declaring that movie photos of Omar dancing turned into taking on the 9-11 anniversary ultimate week. Omar objected and said the video of her dancing to Lizzo’s hit Truth Hurts turned into, in fact, shot at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Washington on a specific date.
Omar, a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, published on Twitter: “This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to have a good time black women in Congress. The president of the USA is persevering in spreading lies that placed my life at threat. What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?”
Trump has made several racist attacks to demonize Omar, a Muslim, alongside different “the Squad” participants – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all ladies of coloration.
In his retweet of Williams’s original submit, the president asserted: “Ilhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus three, will win us the Great State of Minnesota. The new face of the Democrat Party!”
The Washington Post stated Williams has a record of spreading conspiracy theories. One remaining month counseled the death of the convicted intercourse wrongdoer Jeffrey Epstein might be connected to former president Bill Clinton. The Post added that Trump retweeted and defended Williams as “a noticeably reputable conservative pundit” with “half of a million followers” on Twitter.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative convention came about between eleven and 15 September. Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), tweeted the video of Omar dancing at one of the CBC events on 13 September with the caption: “Can a person name something better than Ilhan Omar dancing to Lizzo? Because I can’t think of something. The PCCC spoke back to Trump with a put-up that said: “Our co-founder Adam Green published this video from a CBC event on Sept thirteen, and Ilhan Omar retweeted it. Today Donald Trump tweeted that she “partied on the anniversary of 9-11.” This is an appalling lie that endangers a member of Congress. Twitter should put off Trump’s tweet now.”