President Donald Trump once again criticized Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, saying that the Muslim lawmaker is being “disrespectful” to the United States.
According to The Hill, during an interview with local news affiliate KSTP in Minnesota, the President stated that Omar has “got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country.”
“She’s been very disrespectful to this country. She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand life, real life. What it’s all about,” he told a reporter.
“She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country,” Trump added.
Last week the President tweeted a video of Omar talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The video was edited with images and a video of the attacks with the text “We will never forget.”
Meanwhile, other Republicans have accused Omar of minimizing the terrorist attacks in the speech.
A top critic of the Israeli government, Omar has vowed that the criticism would not deter either her love for the U.S. or her desire to affect change in the Middle East.
“I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines. I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress. To fight and to defend our democracy,” she tweeted earlier this month.
“No one person — no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious — can threaten my unwavering love for America. I stand undeterred to continue fighting for equal opportunity in our pursuit of happiness for all Americans,” Omar continued.