Donald Trump bears no “ill will” toward Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who was targeted by the president in a Twitter video message intercut with images of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S., White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday.
Friday’s tweet was the latest attack by Trump on Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. It turned up the temperature after the president a week ago mocked the Minnesota lawmaker in a speech in Las Vegas to a Jewish Republican group.
Video: The remarks of the freshman member of Congress during an address to a Muslim rights organization spawned controversy, but it was just a snippet of a 20-minute speech. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)
In the latest incident, Trump posted a video to his 60 million Twitter followers that used a short snippet of an Omar speech followed by images of the burning Twin Towers in New York. The tweet is currently “pinned” to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, and has been shared 86,000 times.
Asked in a separate appearance on “Fox News Sunday” whether Trump is worried he was inciting violence against Muslims or Omar, 37, a Somali American who immigrated with