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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election


This news story was published on April 16, 2019.
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MN Rep. Ilhan Omar

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar said this weekend she was threatened by a Trump tweet as she raised $830,000 for her re-election.

“Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats. “Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the rise in this country and around the world. We can no longer ignore that they are being encouraged by the occupant of the highest office in the land. Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes in the months following the rally. And assaults increase when cities host Trump rallies. This is particularly concerning given the president’s visit to my home state of Minnesota on Monday. “Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country’s Commander in Chief. “We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop.”

President Trump had tweeted a video of Omar saying “some people … did something” in reference to the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.  The tweet also featured a video of the jets crashing into the Twin Towers in New York City.  Her remarks were controversial only in that they are taken in different context depending on who hears them; many Americans felt her description of the terror attack that day was dismissive and disrespectful while others took no issue. The tweet is below.

Meanwhile, the Star-Tribune reported today that Omar had raised approximately $830,00 for her re-election campaign.

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14 Responses to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Cair was founded before 911. I do not believe Omar has been threatened it is just someone saying something.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2019 at 8:24 am

    $830,00?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Omar’s hate for Americans,America ,Jews,President Trump & GOD makes her unliked by many. The ” death threats” are all just made up. Trump & his supporters,whites,blacks conservatives are not the violent,threatening,attackers. Democrats,like Waters,& lunatic liberals,celebrities like DeNiro,Griffith,Madonna,& CNN,fake news,late night hosts incite the violence.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Send her back to Somalia

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Why? Rep Omar is very valuable in uniting white America. She is Trumps best election worker. Thank you, Mrs Omar, Keep ’em coming!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2019 at 5:11 am

    This woman is extremely dangerous. She is crafty and sly, and very, very good at playing the muslim/blsck/female victim card. America underestimates her at our own peril. Before she is all done, she will make Keith Ellison look like a busboy.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Why are opinion comments deleated?

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Hopefully soon, people will see the hidden agenda of this so called, somali American. If she acted or talked like she does here, in her birth country, she would have disappeared long ago. Go home and grow bananas and sugarcane.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 11:19 am

    “This is endangering lives. It has to stop”

    indeed, but it is not going to. in fact it has barely started. and people like rep omar herself will keep fanning until it is entirely out of control. get ready folks, this is not going to end well.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Queen of the MAUL OF AMERICA !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Do you think they are related somehow?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Did some people say something to her?