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Trump under fire over his remarks on Ilhan Omar

US congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota delivers a speech at the event that was held by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington DC, United States on January 10, 2019 [Safvan Allahverdi / Anadolu Agency ]
US congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota delivers a speech in Washington, US on 10 January 2019 [Safvan Allahverdi/Anadolu Agency ]

US President Donald Trump is under fire from veteran Democrats in the Senate for his “disgusting” and “shameful” remarks on Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Anadolu reports.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, two Democrat presidential runners, slammed Trump on Twitter.

Earlier on Saturday, Trump tweeted a video and retweeted another person’s tweet which targeted the Minnesota representative.

Sanders said.

Warren said on Twitter.

Trump criticized the Muslim lawmaker after comments surfaced of her talking about the Islamophobia Muslims faced in the post-Sept. 11 era.

US: Omar condemns TV host’s dual-loyalty remark 

Omar has been facing attacks for comments she made last week about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen,” Omar said at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“And frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Twitter users opened several hashtags in support of Omar.

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