This is the backdrop for the story.
A while back, Ilhan Omar, the Democrat was in a video that surfaced that showed her giggling about people being concerned about al Qaeda.
Since the media refuses to provide any context, a thread of statements made by the socialist "squad" in the House:
Ilhan Omar laughing about al Qaeda, wondering why we don't speak of America in the same tonespic.twitter.com/56rsf5dwoo
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) July 15, 2019
President Trump commented on this.
Trump blasts Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “I hear the way she talks about Al-Qaeda … about the World Trade Center being knocked down, ‘some people,’ … these are people that in my opinion hate our country … says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews, hates Jews” pic.twitter.com/9SK9jqqoEL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 15, 2019
….They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
So when she was part of a silly press conference today in which they labeled a tweet by President Trump a “white nationalist agenda” it was not illogical that she would be asked about this. And she was.
Reporter: "Can you respond to the President's claims that you're a communist and that you're pro-al-Qaeda?"
Ilhan Omar: "We are no longer going to allow the dignification of such a ridiculous, ridiculous statement." pic.twitter.com/qNYfDZZMDM
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 15, 2019
How hard would it have been to condemn al Qaeda and then segue to a condemnation of the racist and xenophobic nature of the statement? Not hard at all. And yet we have people willing to run interference for her, like this by Guy Benson who I think is totally wrong on this
I believe many bad things about Omar because I watch her actions & listen to her words. She is a radical anti-Semitic ingrate. But the notion that she is *pro-Al Qaeda* is ludicrous & she’s right not to entertain the Q. And yes I’ve seen the interview you’re going to tweet at me. https://t.co/D1RHtAaxj3
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 15, 2019
She is obviously pro-al Qaeda given the way she ridicules concern about them after what happened on 9/11. Besides why would we cut her slack on this area and not on anti-Semitism when her words are at the root of both charges?
On the whole, this press conference did more to define these four harpies than it did to damage Trump. And as they become the face of the modern Democrat party we will be seeing more of this.