On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilham Omar (D-MN) to resign following controversial comments that were interpreted by some as anti-Semitic.
Rep. Omar on Wednesday rejected the president’s call for her to resign and charged that he is a hypocrite given his history of race-baiting statements.
“You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, wrote in a tweet.
Omar apologized on Monday after her tweets suggesting US support of Israel is motivated by money ignited a firestorm of controversy.
CNN notes: “The messages — she suggested support of Israel is driven specifically by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a prominent pro-Israel lobby group — were condemned by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic.”
On Tuesday, Trump called on her to resign, saying during a Cabinet meeting that “anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress.”
“And Congressman Omar is terrible, what she said. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” he said.
On CNN’s The Lead Wednesday, host Jake Tapper chronicled all the times Trump has engaged in behavior far more offensive than Omar’s tweet about AIPAC.
Tapper highlighted Trump’s anti-Semitic tweets, comments he made to Jews about them controlling politicians with money and his dismissal of the Nazis marching in Charlottesville.
Watch the CNN segment, below: