“She’s been ” Trump about Omar on Tuesday. “She’s been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn’t really understand, I think, life, real life. What it’s all about. It’s unfortunate. She’s got a way about her that’s very, very bad for our country.”
Trump has a history of Islamophobic and rhetoric and policies, including a ban on people entering the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries. He has also repeated a lie that he saw “thousands” of Muslim Americans in New Jersey celebrating after the 9/11 attacks. He defended his position in 2015 by telling NBC’s Chuck Todd that he “saw it on television.” He didn’t.
On Friday, Trump of Omar making about how the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)