Trump Tweet Triggers Dems About Ilhan Omar
Trump Tweet Triggers Dems About Ilhan Omar
It doesn’t take much for President Trump to put progressives into a tizzy. And on Friday, he did it again, with a special Trump Tweet aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar and her remarks that “some people did something” to cause the 9/11 attacks.
Not only did he aim that tweet at Omar, but he pinned it at the top of his Twitter page. That really pissed off the progressives.
Here’s the tweet:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
On Saturday the Twitter mob and progressives all over the internet stomped their feet and shook their fists at Trump.
Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shamed Trump for using “painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren also chimed in — perhaps after grabbing a beer — accusing Trump of “trying to incite violence and to divide us, and every political leader should speak out against that.” Never mind that the White House specifically said that Trump is not trying to incite violence against Omar. How dare he even criticize her.
And then there was Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker, in full bug-eyed indignity, appearing on “Face the Nation” to decry the “moral vandalism from the highest office in the country.”
Oh, Spartacus. He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but his overwrought pomposity never fails to amuse.
But the Democrat pushback to the Trump tweet wasn’t enough for the new progressive kids on the block. They thought that the response from their political elders was waaay too weak-kneed.
For example, Rep. Rashida “We’re gonna impeach the mother*****” Tlaib tweeted this:
“Enough is enough. No more silence, with NY Post and now Trump taking Ilhan’s words out of context to incite violence toward her, it’s time for more Dems to speak up. Clearly the GOP is fine with this shameful stunt, but we cannot stand by.”
Shameful stunt! Actually, I find that calling the 9/11 attacks merely “something” that “some people” did pretty damned shameful, but that’s just me.
Tlaib also whined that Democratic leadership “ignores” the freshman congresswomen:
“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse.”
You mean the leadership is using them as tokens? Why, how dare they appropriate “diverse” people!
Of course, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped in by saying that we shouldn’t show images of the 9/11 attacks anymore, anyway. Because they’re . . . wait for it. . . triggering!
AOC says people shouldn’t show pictures of 9/11 anymore because they are “triggering” pic.twitter.com/JSya0LYKt0
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) April 13, 2019
Now according to my math, AOC was not even 12 years old at the time of the attacks. However, Bernard Kerik was certainly an adult, since he was NYC Police Commissioner during the attacks. Needless to say, he had some choice words for AOC:
“As someone who watched dozens of people jump to their death, I strongly believe Americans should be constantly reminded of the evil in this world, evil that @ilhanMN has supported, defended, and minimized.”
But it wasn’t just progressive politicos who were triggered by that Trump tweet. Ibram X. Kendi, professor at American University and director of AU’s “Antiracist Research and Policy Center” (because only a university would host such a group) remarked that if you don’t stand with Ilhan you’re a racist Islamophobe or something:
It goes without saying that #IStandWithIlhanOmar. And anyone who does not stands with @IlhanMN stands with Islamophobia, with racism, with politicians deploying lies to inflame racial and religious terror in the country. There is no middle ground in this struggle.
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) April 13, 2019
Never mind that Ilhan Omar called Stephen Miller, a member of the Trump administration and a Jew, a “white nationalist.” Bigotry, you see, goes only one way.
And finally, New York University instructor Talia Lavin asked this:
“When did the memory of 9/11 become “sacred?” in what way? and to whom?”
Yes, she went there. When did the memory of 9/11 become sacred? Oh, I don’t know — maybe when almost 3000 of my fellow Americans died at the the hands of “some people” who “did something.”
It’s amazing, isn’t it, how a single Trump tweet can trigger such an emotional response among progressives. They still think he’s an idiot, of course, but if there’s one thing Trump knows it’s how to draw attention to himself. And when he does, he makes fools out of the Democrats and the media who just can’t stand him. They fall for it every time. Snort.