Trump Attacks Ilhan Omar With Video Of 9/11, But On 9/11 He Bragged About Having The Tallest Building In New York

Donald Trump continues to shock and awe the world with the disgusting depths he’s willing to sink to, dragging the office of the presidency with him.

Trump’s latest moral failure was to pile on to the Republican propaganda war against Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, sharing a horrific video with his 50 million+ Twitter followers that used an out-of-context sentence fragment juxtaposed with video of the 9/11 attacks to make it look like Omar was minimizing the tragedy.

As we reported yesterday the video of Omar saying “some people did something” comes from a speech she gave to the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and is only an out-of-context sentence fragment. In the full sentence, via the Washington Post, Omar said: “CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

In other words, when taken in context, Omars message was that the horrific actions of a few should not lead to the stripping of rights from everyone else.

Now Trump has sicced hordes of people on Omar who may wish the Congresswoman real harm by sharing the dishonest and Islamophobic video that essentially questions her patriotism while repeatedly flashing the image of a head scarf-wearing Muslim woman alongside images of global terrorism. Trump knows exactly what he’s doing with that juxtaposition and it is vile.

Meanwhile a sharp-eyed Twitter user pointed out that on 9/11 Trump was calling in to news shows and bragging about having the tallest building in Manhattan after the Twin Towers collapsed.

Trump was immediately denounced for his vile and reckless tweet about Omar but as of this writing the video remains pinned to the top of his Twitter feed.

For her part Omar rose above the fray by ignoring the President’s attack and focusing on the issues.

The hashtag #IStandWithIlhanOmar was launched to express support for the targeted Congresswoman.