President Trump Calls on Congresswoman Omar to Resign Over ‘Terrible’ AIPAC Tweets
by Algemeiner Staff
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Democratic Congresswoman Ilan Omar to step down following a series of tweets she posted that were widely condemned as antisemitic.
The president’s statement came a day after the freshman legislator from Minnesota issued an apology in which she claimed she had never meant to “offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole.”
At a cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said, “Antisemitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar is terrible, what she said. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
“What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology — and that’s what it was; it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it — was just not appropriate,” he added. “I think she should resign from Congress, frankly. But at a minimum, she shouldn’t be on committees, and certainly that committee.”
In the tweets in question, which were published on Sunday, the 37-year-old Omar suggested that AIPAC bought political support for Israel with donations to lawmakers.