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In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims

posted on April 15, 2019

The New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reports that President Trump is reviving his anti-Muslim talking points, which were part of his first campaign, in his criticism of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. On Friday evening, Trump tweeted a video that shifted between depictions of Omar speaking and the burning World Trade Center towers. Omar said, “Since the president’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life — many directly referencing or replying to the president’s video.”

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