READ: Rep. Ilhan Omar Tweets ‘You Have Trafficked in Hate Your Whole Life—Against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, Immigrants, Black People and More’


Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) came under fire for tweets many considered antisemitic when criticizing the amount of political donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

While the PAC is certainly influential, many felt that accusing it of using money to control Washington fed into the antisemitic conspiracy theory that a network of Jewish people use their money to sway the world in their favor. Omar soon heartily apologized.

However, it wasn’t enough for President Donald Trump, who called on her to resign and dismissed her apology as lame.

Trump said:

“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Omar soon fired back, and she didn’t mince words.

Omar tweeted:

“You have trafficked in hate your whole life––against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?”

Many agreed and came to the Congresswoman’s defense.

The controversy surrounding Omar’s comments began after she implied that money spent by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a lobbyist group, was responsible for many pro-Israel positions among politicians in Congress.

After legislators on both sides of the aisle condemned her remark, Omar issued an apology.

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