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Ilhan Omar responds to Trump tweet about her, says he spreads 'lies that put my life at risk': USA TODAY
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Rep. Omar accuses Trump of endangering her life

14:00 20 September 2019 Author :  

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday morning, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that insinuated she held a party on September 11, saying that Trump's "lies" endangered her life.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump had retweeted a video from comedian Terrence Williams that had accused Omar of having a party on the anniversary of 9/11.

"You were seriously partying on the anniversary of 9/11?" Williams says in his video.

Omar said Williams was wrong and that the video showed her at a Congressional Black Caucus event from that weekend to celebrate black women in Congress.

"IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota," Trump wrote. "The new face of the Democrat Party!"

Omar responded.

"The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk," she wrote on Twitter.

"What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?" she asked.

The video appeared to have been removed later Wednesday, though Trump's tweet remained on the site.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a progressive political action committee, tweeted to say the video had been cut from a video filmed by their founder Adam Green. According to Green, the video had been of Omar dancing to a Lizzo song at an event on Sept. 13, not Sept. 11. Green posted the video on Sept. 13.

Trump has singled out Omar and other members of "The Squad," or a group of four progressive freshman members of Congress that includes Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley., for criticism.

In August, Trump had tweeted to call for Israel to bar Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel, kicking off a wave of controversy about Israel's later decision to ban their entry.

And Trump also drew fierce criticism after a July rally where the crowd started chanting "send her back," of the congresswomen, echoing previous comments from the president telling them to "go back" to where they came from. The House of Representatives formally voted to condemn the "go back" comments as racist.

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