Bought and Paid For
Trump criticizes Democrats for passing resolution condemning hate

By John Fritze and David Jackson

March 08, 2019 "
Information Clearing House" President Donald Trump has branded as "disgraceful" the resolution passed after Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. (March 8) AP

President Donald Trump described the Democratic Party as an “anti-Israel party" and an "anti-Jewish party" on Friday and said a House vote condemning hate but not specifically denouncing the remarks of one of its members was “disgraceful.”

The president, speaking at the White House before departing for Alabama, was responding to a question about a vote in the House Thursday to condemn hate after freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, made comments critical of Israel that detractors said played to anti-Semitic tropes

Are You Tired Of The Lies And Non-Stop Propaganda?

Get Your FREE Daily Newsletter
No Advertising - No Government Grants - This Is Independent Media

“I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgrace,” said Trump, who will meet with officials in Alabama on Friday who are working on recovery efforts following last weekend's deadly tornado. 

The House resolution drew criticism from some after it was broadened from its original version, which focused solely on denouncing anti-Semitism, to condemning other forms of bigotry against minorities. The resolution passed 407 to 23. 

The trouble for the Minnesota Democrat began when The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald tweeted a link to an article that said Republican leaders were considering "action" against Omar for her criticisms of Israel.

"It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans," Greenwald tweeted. 

"It's all about the Benjamins baby," Omar tweeted in reply. "Benjamins" refers to $100 bills, on which Benjamin Franklin is depicted. 

That tweet prompted Forward columnist Batya Ungar-Sargon‏ to reply that she "would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess."

"AIPAC!" Omar tweeted in response. 

That tweet prompted a chorus of bipartisan condemnation. 

Contributing: William Cummings

This article was originally published by "USA Today" -  

Do you agree or disagree? Post your comment here

==See Also==


Democrats in 2020 Race Rally Around Ilhan Omar Amid Anti-Semitism Flap: Four U.S. senators seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are rallying around first-term Representative Ilhan Omar

The shameful attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar

Note To ICH Community

We ask that you assist us in dissemination of the article published by ICH to your social media accounts and post links to the article from other websites.

Thank you for your support.

Peace and joy