Also, Trump is a fucking asshole, but you already knew that.
President Donald Trump has no regrets about posting a video that spliced together footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with Rep. Ilhan Omar, telling a Minneapolis ABC affiliate that the congresswoman is “extremely unpatriotic and disrespectful to our country.”
“She is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life, real life, what it’s all about. It’s unfortunate — she’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad, I think, for our country,” he told local TV station KSTP during a visit to Minnesota on Monday.
Trump on Friday posted an edited video featuring a portion of Omar’s remarks at a Council on American-Islamic Relations event last month in which she discussed the civil liberties of Muslims in the United States, arguing the entire faith should not be judged by the actions of Islamic terrorists.
Democrats have been quick to defend Omar, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said over the weekend that her team was working with U.S. Capitol Police and the House Sergeant at Arms, “conducting a security assessment to safeguard” Omar and her family in light of increased threats against the congresswoman. In a statement Sunday, Omar said that many of the “direct threats on my life” referenced or were in reply to Trump’s video.
Trump was asked by KSTP on Monday if he had any second thoughts about tweeting the video out.
“No, not at all,” he said. “Look — she’s been very disrespectful to this country, she’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel.”<