Rep. Omar: Trump retweet of false claim ‘put my life at risk’
WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of spreading “lies that put my life at risk” after the president retweeted a post falsely claiming that the Minnesota Democrat “partied on the anniversary of 9/11.”
Omar said the video of her dancing was taken not on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but at a Congressional Black Caucus event. Earlier Wednesday, Trump retweeted a post by conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams claiming the video was taken on the anniversary of the attacks. The original video appears to have been taken Sept. 13.
Williams’ tweet appeared to have been taken down as of Wednesday afternoon. According to Twitter, the company did not take action on Williams’ tweet.