WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump isn’t trying to incite violence against Rep. Ilhan Omar, but rather is highlighting what critics of the Minnesota Democrat say is her history of anti-Semitic and other comments.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders adds Sunday that Trump wishes no “ill will” toward the freshman lawmaker.
Leading Democrats accused Trump of trying to incite violence against Omar, who is Muslim, by retweeting a video on Friday that was edited to imply that Omar was being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet currently leads Trump’s Twitter feed and has been viewed more than 9 million times.
Sanders says Trump is “absolutely and should be calling out” Omar and that Democrats should, too.
Sanders commented on “Fox News Sunday” and ABC’s “This Week.”
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