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CNN’s Tapper Suggests Trump, McCarthy Engage in Antisemitism Similar to IIhan Omar with ‘Rogue’ Control Room Bit

Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper made light of charges of antisemitism aimed at freshman Rep. IIhan Omar (D-MN) with a “rogue” control room routine that included footage of President Donald Trump. During the segment, “The Lead” host told his staff to show tweets and clips of Omar, but instead, they showed footage of Trump and his tweets. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of Newsbusters.org): JAKE TAPPER: There’s been a lot in the news about bigotry. Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar this week was accused by House Speaker…

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Ilhan Omar Says She’s Fully Reformed: ‘I Learned’ How Antisemitism Hurts, Unlike Trump

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday morning hit back at President Donald Trump’s call for the Minnesota Democrat to resign for tweeting anti-Semitic troupes, accusing the president of trafficking in “hate”  his “whole life.” “Hi @realDonaldTrump- You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” Omar tweeted in response to a video of the president describing her apology for her anti-Semitic remarks as “lame.” Hi @realDonaldTrump– You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims,…

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Local Jewish Leaders Staged Intervention with Ilhan Omar in 2018: ‘Very Troubled by the Answers We Received’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hit back Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s call Tuesday for her to resign from Congress or quit the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her antisemitic rhetoric. Omar, who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders, claimed that the president had “trafficked in hate” his “whole life,” while she had “learned from people impacted by my words.” Hi @realDonaldTrump– You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?…

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Pollak: Democrat Ilhan Omar’s Phony ‘Lobbyist’ Excuse for Antisemitic Remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized Monday for antisemitic remarks about why members of Congress support Israel. She added, however: “I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in politics.” She went on to mention the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), among others. The truth is that Omar is quite happy to accept support from lobbyists and advocacy organizations — especially left-wing and anti-Israel ones. Ironically, Omar retweeted a statement of support from a lobbyist group last weekend — namely, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). MPAC’s tweet referred approvingly to a Washington…

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Trump: Ilhan Omar Should ‘Resign from Congress or … House Foreign Affairs Committee’

President Donald Trump weighed in again Tuesday on the controversy surrounding antisemitic remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders but kept her committee posts. Trump told a Cabinet meeting open to reporters: “I think [Omar] should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” He also cast doubt on the sincerity of her apology. His full remarks, via pool report, were as follows: Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar,…

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House Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel: Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Comments ‘Unacceptable’

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for tweeting anti-Semitic tropes Sunday evening, calling the freshman lawmaker’s comments about the role of so-called “Jewish money” in U.S. politics “shocking.” “Anti-Semitism in any form is unacceptable, and it’s shocking to hear a Member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money,’” Engel wrote in a statement Monday. “I fully expect that when we disagree on the Foreign Affairs Committee, we can debate policy on the merits and never question members’…

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Obama’s Ambassador to Israel: Democrats Must Speak up Against Ilhan Omar

Dan Shapiro, who served as President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017, called on fellow Democrats to denounce the anti-Israel and antisemitic views of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Monday morning. In a series of tweets, Shapiro revealed that there had been an ongoing effort by other Democrats to reach out to Omar in the hope that she would broaden her “extreme view” of Israel. These efforts, he said, had failed. 1. @IlhanMN‘s outrageous comments equating politicians’ support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish…

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Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening for using an anti-Jewish stereotype when she alleged that members of Congress had been paid to support Israel. Omar began by tweeting “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a comment by left-wing Israel critic Glenn Greenwald in which he lamented that Congress in general, and Republicans in particular, supported Israel. It’s all about the Benjamins baby https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019 Omar’s response triggered a torrent of criticism — including…

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Democrat Ilhan Omar Uses Anti-Jewish Smear About Money: ‘She Might as Well Call Us Hook-Nosed’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) launched a new antisemitic volley on Twitter on Sunday, accusing a pro-Israel group of buying influence in Congress, and referring to an offensive Jewish stereotype that even fellow critics of Israel found abhorrent. Omar began by re-tweeting Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the Intercept, who has long been hostile to Israel. Greenwald had criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) for his comments to Breitbart News Saturday and other outlets, accusing Democrats of double standards in their reluctance to punish Omar and other Democrats for antisemitic rhetoric…

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Trump Tackles Antisemitism in State of the Union: Addresses Survivors, Liberators

President Donald Trump used a significant portion of his State of the Union address Tuesday evening to tackle the phenomenon of antisemitism — both abroad, and at home. Trump said: Last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country. We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants Death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish People. We must never ignore the vile poison of Anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere…

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