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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Trump's video retweet of Ilhan Omar's remarks, edited without context. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Following President Trump's tweet about Rep. Ilhan Omar's September 11 commentary, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for his response.

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Flashback: The criticism from Trump came after Omar spoke to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about Muslim Americans feeling like they were constantly having to defend themselves and their freedoms. Omar received criticism for describing 9/11 as "some people did something."

What other Democrats are saying: Other Democrats have taken to Twitter to condemn Trump's comments, with some saying Trump's statement could endanger Omar.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end."
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said "The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It's disgusting. It's shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it."
  • South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said "After 9/11 we all said we were changed. That we were stronger and more united. That’s what 'never forget' was about. Now, a president uses that dark day to incite his base against a member of Congress, as if for sport. As if we learned nothing that day about the workings of hate."
  • Beto O'Rourke said during a rally for his 2020 campaign the action was "an incitement to violence against Congresswoman Omar, against our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslim."
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted an image featuring Lutheran pastor Martin Niemölle "first they came" quotation on the dangers of not speaking out, as she said those who stayed silent on the issue was to be "complicit in the outright."
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