Trump says Ilhan Omar ‘doesn’t like Israel’ | TheHill – The Hill
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘I don’t need a summit’ with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras New York man arrested for allegedly making death threats against Omar Border fencing labeled first section of Trump’s wall was approved under Obama: report MORE blasted Democratic Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarNew York man arrested for allegedly making death threats against Omar House ignores Trump veto threat, approves bill ending US support for Yemen war House panel votes to boost spending by 3B over two years MORE on Saturday and claimed the Minnesota lawmaker “doesn’t like Israel,” one day after a New York man was arrested and charged with threatening to kill her.
“Special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota,” Trump said while delivering remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday afternoon. “Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel. I forgot. I’m so sorry.”
His remarks came a day the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of New York released a statement on Friday saying that a man, Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., was arrested and charged with threatening Omar and calling her “terrorist.”
According to the statement, the man had allegedly said he would “bullet in her [expletive] skull” during a phone call with a member of her staff.
The president’s attack at Omar arrived during a wide-ranging speech he delivered to members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, during which he also claimed that Democrats “aren’t fighting for Israel in Congress.”
“Republicans believe that we must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism. We do. All of us,” the president also said.
He also claimed at another point in the speech that a “radical agenda” being push by Congressional Democrats’ could “very well could leave Israel out there all by yourselves.”