Pelosi Makes New Demand Of Trump Following Omar 9/11 Video

Pelosi Makes New Demand Of Trump Following Omar 9/11 Video

Pelosi Makes New Demand Of Trump Following Omar 9/11 Video

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump wants to explore the twice-rejected proposal of sending migrants only to 'sanctuary cities, ' but it is not his preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system.

To defend Trump's new policy, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Saturday that "they have said they wanted all of these illegal aliens into their communities".

On Friday, Trump tweeted a video suggesting that Omar, a United States representative from Minnesota, was dismissive of the September 11 attacks.

The clip, which has been viewed more than nine million times as of Sunday, ends with the words: "SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WE REMEMBER".

Democratic 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) struck a similar tone, when he said that Omar "won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we".

Trump on Friday tweeted a video that juxtaposed the snippet, to a backdrop of menacing music, with images of the destruction wrought by the hijacked planes slamming into the Twin Towers, which once dominated New York's skyline. But in the hands of Mr. Trump, it has become a tool of political payback, raising questions of legality.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that Trump put Omar's life in danger while saying that any silence from her colleagues "is to be complicit" in his "dangerous targeting" of Omar.

She said she hopes Democrats will work with the president on a comprehensive immigration bill.

Pelosi said Sunday she had spoken with the House Sergeant at Arms about Omar's safety and that she wanted to make sure a security assessment was being conducted.

"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".

"Certainly President is wishing no ill will, certainly not violence towards anyone", Sanders told broadcaster ABC News' "This Week" show.

Trump has grown increasingly frustrated over the situation at the border, where tens of thousands of migrant families are crossing each month, many to claim asylum.

The president characterized the undocumented migrants as "gang members, drug dealers, human traffickers, and criminals of all shapes, sizes and kinds", a frequent trope in his immigration rhetoric that has faced widespread criticism from Democrats and immigration advocates. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces.

Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with criticism of Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington.

"I have had some problems with some of her other remarks, but not with that one", he said. Jerry Nadler of NY, said on CNN's State of the Union.

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