Trump rebukes Omar over Israeli criticism - "I think she should be ashamed of herself," | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

24 April, Wednesday


Trump rebukes Omar over Israeli criticism - "I think she should be ashamed of herself,"

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President Donald Trump on Monday said freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar "should be ashamed of herself" over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel, Fox News reported.

"I think she should be ashamed of herself," Trump told reporters on Air Force One while flying to a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, according to The Hill. "I think it was a terrible statement, and I don't think her apology was adequate."

The Minnesota congresswoman "unequivocally" apologized earlier Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats rebuked her.

Related: New Muslim lawmakers' criticism of Israel pressures US Democrats

Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone and thanked her colleagues for educating her on anti-Semitic tropes.

When asked what she should have said, Trump replied, "She knows what to say."

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