When President Trump tweets, the world takes notice.
It has been that way from day one with Donald Trump, and his time in the Oval Office has cemented his stature as the King of Twitter. But, with this power comes responsibility, obviously, and that is something that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t believe that the President has.
In response to Trump tweeting a video of House Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking on the subject of 9/11, Madame Speaker was livid.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she’s taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. That same day, the video was no longer pinned to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, although it was not clear whether it was because of Pelosi’s request.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had words for the media on the subject as well.
“Certainly the president is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments,” Sanders said. “The bigger question is, why aren’t Democrats doing the same thing? It’s absolutely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made and they look the other way.”
The video in question shows Omar referring to the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something”; a statement that has drawn criticism from a wide swath of the American public.