Ilhan Omar says death threats increased after Trump tweet

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

Nancy Pelosi appeared to chastise Ms Omar too in her response to Trump

"Following the president's tweet, I spoke with the sergeant-at-arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff", she said.

Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. Her office said Omar misspoke and "meant to refer to the fact that the organization had doubled in size after the September 11 attacks".

The White House's decision to double down on Ms Ilhan Omar came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the country's most powerful Democrat, said she had spoken to the authorities about her colleague's safety and urged Mr Trump to delete the clip.

Pelosi also condemned Trump's attack, saying that "The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and unsafe video", she said.

This development quickly attracted the attention of a number of social media users who apparently aren't too fond of the current United States president and his policies.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 10, 2019.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the memories of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on NY and Washington are "sacred ground and any discussion of it must be done with reverence".

"This is endangering lives", she said.

Pelosi demanded that Trump take down the post, which had been pinned at the top of his Twitter feed since Friday.

She said: "Here's the truth".

Seizing on a chance to target Omar anew, Trump departed for Minnesota on Monday to hold an economic roundtable just south of Omar's Minneapolis congressional district.

In a statement on Sunday, Ms Omar said: "Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referring or replying to the president's video". And assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies.

"President Trump must take down his disrespectful and risky video", she said, adding that security officials are reviewing Ms Omar's protection and "will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces".

Omar has faced a slew of attacks and death threats in recent weeks, along with ongoing criticisms since she made scathing comments against Israel, and now with comments she made on the September 11 attacks.

Rep Omar was speaking to a branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders noted that then-President George W. Bush, a Republican, went to a mosque after 9/11 to assure Muslim Americans that they are not criminals and terrorists.

Neither Mr Trump's tweet nor the video included Ms Omar's full quote or the context of her comments, which were about Muslims feeling that their civil liberties had been eroded after the attacks. It remained lower in the feed after Pelosi requested that the video be pulled.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders justified the president's attacks on ABC's "This Week" saying: "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". Democrats who criticized the president over the tweet defended Omar, with some noting their past disagreements with her.

Some Democrats accuse Trump of stirring up the same kind of Islamophobia that Omar was decrying. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested American supporters of Israel "pledge allegiance" to a foreign country.

Some 200 Democratic activists, teachers, local officials and Jewish and Muslim leaders signed a statement of solidarity with Omar and demanded an end to the attacks. I know that she abides by the Constitution. Nadler appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".