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Trump blasts Pelosi for defending 'out of control' Omar

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Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump blasts Pelosi for defending 'out of control' Omar © Getty Trump blasts Pelosi for defending 'out of control' Omar

President Trump on Monday chastised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for defending Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), saying the Minnesota Democrat is "out of control."

"Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made," Trump tweeted.

"She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!" he added.

Trump's remarks come amid concerns for Omar's personal safety. Pelosi said Sunday that she has asked Capitol Police to monitor Omar's safety amid Trump's renewed attacks. A man was arrested earlier this month after threatening to murder the congresswoman.

Trump in has repeatedly criticized Omar for her comments about U.S.-Israeli ties and, more recently, over the freshman Democrat's remarks about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Critics say Omar downplayed the terrorist attacks, but her defenders say conservatives have taken her point about Islamophobia out of context.

The president on Friday spliced together parts of Omar's 9/11 comments with footage of the attacks on the World Trade Center, prompting widespread rebukes from Democratic lawmakers.


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