American President, Donald Trump has attacked House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi for defending Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar over her alleged controversial statement about the 9/11 World Trade Center attack that killed more than 2000 Americans.
Trump who have come under increasing criticism over his tweet condemning Omar’s speech, which did not initially receive significant attention until the viral snippet was shared weeks later by controversial Australian personality Mohammad Tawhidi who refers to himself as the “Imam of Peace.
The congresswoman now said the America President action has led to increase in death threats.
Pelosi had on Sunday said she had discussed with House Sergeant-at-Arms, the House official in charge of security, about the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
The speaker said she wanted to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff following President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday.
“They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces,” Pelosi said in a statement.
“The president’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.”
Omar has had death threats against her in the past because of some of her comments.
Trump in his tweet said,
Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019