Trump called out on Islamic Center bomb
Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that it is an “outrage” that President Trump has refused to “condemn the terrorist attack” on an Islamic center in Minnesota.
Mr. Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, said the silence from Mr. Trump after the blast at an imam’s office on Saturday “suggests that his oath … only extends to people who meet certain racial and religious criteria.”
The comment underscored concerns from Democrats and progressives activists who believe that Mr. Trump has applied a double-standard to hate crimes by jumping at the opportunity to speak out against those committed against Christians, but moves slower when Muslims are targeted.
Gov. Mark Dayton, who like Mr. Ellison is a member of the Minnesota DFL, said on Sunday that the attack on the Bloomington Islamic center is “an act of terrorism” and a hate crime.