Spike in death threats against Ilan Omar following Trump 9/11 tweet

CODEPINK is among the groups calling on Facebook and Twitter to suspend Trump's accounts following his video smearing the congresswoman. Image via CODEPINK

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she'd asked the US Capitol Police to provide more protection for Representative Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump tweeted a video of the lawmaker intercut with images of the September 11 terror attacks on the US.

The video soon disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Trump's Twitter feed, but it was not deleted.

"Some people did something" is not the most sensitive way to describe 9/11, but the right-and the Trump tweet, specifically-made it sound like that was all she had said.

The controversy arose after Ms Omar delivered a 20-minute address to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) shortly after the New Zealand mosque attacks in March.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to civil liberties".

"For too long we have lived with the danger of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I'm exhausted of it. It has to stop". They wanted those professing to stand with her against Trump to defend her *by name* to show that they won't be intimidated politically into keeping their distance from her. Pete Buttigieg initially posted something generic about Trump's video...

Finally, after noting Trump has a habit of calling out persons of color, Cooper said this: "All presidents have the power of what's known as the bully pulpit to focus the country on things he believes are important".

"Some people did something", she said in her speech.

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He then left for a visit to Minnesota, the state the Muslim-American represents in congress.

"I'm not going to tell the president what he should or should not do with the Twitter account", Lotter said.

While most Democratic presidential candidates publicly defended Omar and criticized Trump's tweet as an incitement to violence, the initial response of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to downplay the immediacy of the threat and rebuke Trump not for his attack on Omar, but for using the image of the burning World Trade Center.

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether Trump is anxious he was inciting violence against Muslims or Omar, 37, a Somali-American who immigrated with her family to the USA as a teenager after living in a Kenyan refugee camp, Sanders said no. Omar was arguably incautious with her choice of words (and CAIR was actually founded in the 1990s), but those who dragged her for this were engaged in " patriotic correctness, " a right-wing variety of political correctness.

Omar is among a group of first-term members of Congress who have challenged the party from the inside.

Pelosi called Trump's video "disrespectful and dangerous" and said it must be removed.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders justified the president's attacks on ABC's "This Week" saying: "Certainly the President is wishing no ill will and certainly not violence towards anyone, but the President is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments".

She tweeted after the meeting that she and Corbyn discussed the importance of "protecting human rights, and the necessity of forcefully confronting anti-Semitism & Islamophobia".

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