EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar blasts Trump over edited photo of Schumer and Pelosi as Iranians

JANUARY 13, 2020

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Rep. Ilhan Omar blasted President Trump on Twitter Monday, after he re-tweeted an edited photo of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi both dressed in Muslim garments, with an Iranian flag behind them.

The photo was originally tweeted out early Monday morning by Twitter user @D0wn_Under, who wrote, “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue. #NancyPelosiFakeNews.”

Omar, a Somalian refugee, responded to a tweet by Al Jazeera broadcaster Mehdi Hasan, who declared, “This retweet by the president will get not even 1% of the coverage that the Omar or Tlaib tweets that were accused of being antisemitic got. Which is yet another reminder that barely anyone in US politics or the media really gives a damn about anti Muslim bigotry or Islamophobia.”

Omar replied, “AntiMuslim bigotry was the root of that coverage, because media and US politics love to advance it and aren’t a partner in fighting it!”

Omar also re-tweeted a comment by Jeremy Slevin, her communications strategist, who wrote, “This will be ignored in the press–because Islamophobia is rewarded in American politics.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also slammed the president for re-tweeting the photo, declaring, “President Trump: How low can you go? Republicans: How long can you cover up for and defend the president’s actions?”

Below is the image President Trump re-tweeted Monday morning:

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