WATCH: Trump Calls For Ilhan Omar to Resign After “Lame” and Insincere Apology

President Trump spoke out regarding newly-elected Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was forced to apologize on Monday, for her anti-Semitic comments and tweets.

City Pages reported that United States Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesotan among the first Muslim women in Congress, has long been critical of the way Israel’s government runs things.

In fact, a lot of liberal Democrats are. She and others have endorsed a measure called the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement — BDS — which is supposed to economically pressure the Israeli government into changing the way it treats Palestinians.

This has gotten a lot of flack from Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He proposed Democratic leaders sanction Omar and fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, calling their stances anti-Semitic. McCarthy himself has been accused of anti-Semitism in his tweets about prominent Jewish men allegedly attempting to “buy” elections.

But on Sunday, Omar retweeted a comment about McCarthy from journalist Glenn Greenwald, which said it was “stunning” the amount of time “US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”

Omar retweeted with the added comment with a quote from Puff Daddy: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

The reaction was swift and critical. Twitter users joined McCarthy in accusing Omar of anti-Semitism — notably just a few weeks after she’d apologized for another tweet she’d posted in 2012, which accused Israel of having “hypnotized” the world.

President Trump called Omar’s apology “lame” is calling on her to resign.


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