During an interview on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with host George Stephanopolos Rep Ilhan Omar tried to blame President Trump for the riot going on in Minneapolis and around the country.
She also, as usual, lied through her teeth claiming that the President is glorifying violence, and it’s that she’s appalled and disturbed by it all.
“Then you have a president who really is glorifying violence and was talking about the kind of vicious dogs and weapons that could be unleashed on citizens, it is quite appalling and disturbing.
We condemn other nations when their presidents make those kind of statements when there is unrest in their countries, and we have to condemn our president at the highest sort of condemnation.”
Via ABC News:
When has the President gloried violence? He tweeted that when the looting starts the shooting starts, and his words have proven to be true.
Once the looters get away with burning and rampaging though the city with little consequence they’ll be emboldened and soon start shooting at police and others, as we have seen.
STEPHANOPOULOS: How do you explain so many of the protests across the country exploded into violence over the last several days? We’ve seen President Trump. He’s been blaming it, he says, on the far left thugs and Antifa. There are other – the mayor of St. Paul had suggested there have been outside instigators from the far right.
What information did you have of who was joining these protests that had started out as peaceful?
OMAR: So, not just here in the United States but across the coun – across the world, when we see unrest takes place, it is often the people saying they have had enough, and they want bold and systematic change to take place so that they can feel like their voices are heard. This is what happens when people are tired just marching every single day, just to have their humanity be recognized.
And what we also know to be true, not just here, but across the world, is that there are people who exploited the pain that communities are feeling and ignite violence.
In Minneapolis, we have marched, we have protested, we have organized. And when we see people setting our buildings and our businesses ablaze, we know those are not people who are interested in protecting black lives. They might say they care about black lives, but they’re not interested in protecting black lives, because when you set a fire, you risk – you risk the community that you are saying you are standing out for.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You say threats inspired by President Trump in the past. What would you like to hear from him now?
OMAR: The mayor of Washington, D.C. has recently addressed the nation, and in her remarks, she talks about how there was a kind of leadership that could have been displayed by Donald Trump, and that leadership has not been displayed. And now, we – she said – we look to one another for that leadership.
Many people in our communities are moving on and deciding that they themselves are going to show up as leaders. They are going to push for the kind of systematic change that we need. They are going to ask for people to work together to rebuild our communities. They are going to be vigilant and make sure that they are protecting one another.
This president has failed in really understanding the kind of pain and anguish many of his citizens are feeling. When you have a president who really is glorifying violence and was talking about the kind of vicious dogs and weapons that could be unleashed on citizens, it is quite appalling and disturbing.
We condemn other nations when their presidents make those kind of statements when there is unrest in their countries, and we have to condemn our president at the highest sort of condemnation.