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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) used iconic words former president George W. Bush made at Ground Zero atop a heap of rubble in New York City in September 2001 to defend her widely-criticized remarks trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attack that claimed thousands of American lives.

Giving a speech at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, Omar referred to the atrocity of 9/11 as being an instance where “some people did something.”

The Democrat posted the outrageous defense in a tweet published on Friday:

“The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush

Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?

Predictably, Omar then suggested her criticism derives from her being Muslim: “What if he was a Muslim?” she added to the tweet.

The freshman congresswoman’s defense received swift backlash online, since, of course, no one in his right mind would suggest then-President Bush was downplaying anything. Bush was simply threatening those who carried out the attack in its immediate aftermath — directly the opposite of Omar’s callous trivialization.

As provided by Marketwatch, here are Mr. Bush’s full comments at Ground Zero:

President Bush: I want you all to know that America today, America today is on bended knee, in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. The nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens

Rescue Worker: I can’t hear you!

President Bush: I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!

Here are Rep. Omar’s controversial 9/11 comments in context (emphasis added):

Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen 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. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange and that I am trying to make myself look pleasant. You have to say that this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is the right you have.

Americans, particularly New Yorkers, were angered by Omar’s comments. On Thursday, for example, The New York Post ran a scathing cover and editorial blasting the Democrat for such trivialization:

It appears the cover, coupled with the endless commentary blasting Omar, triggered the Democrat into posting such a ridiculous tweet on Friday. But she did nothing to calm the waters. Instead, politicos online reacted to Omar’s Bush comparison with justified outrage:

“Here’s the clip of GWB when he visited Ground Zero on September 21, 2001. Maybe [Rep. Omar] will watch it and gain some understanding of the absurdity of comparing her comments with his,” posted The Washington Examiner’s Jay Caruso:

One America News Network host Liz Wheeler wrote, “Remember that time Prez Bush stood on the rubble of the Twin Towers & flippantly waved his hand & described his surroundings as ‘some people did something?’ OH WAIT NO… that disgusting description was from you. Bush beat the hell out of the terrorists. You trivialized them.”

“I am going to enjoy watching the people who threw their lot in with her being forced to die on these hills over and over,” said the popular anonymous commentator known as “Neontaster.”

Foreign policy advisor Nile Gardiner reacted, “Another appalling remark from [Rep. Omar]. A complete absence of compassion for the thousands who died on 9/11 at the hands of Islamist terrorists.”

Ben Shapiro pointed out the obvious: “That quote was Bush THREATENING the perpetrators of 9/11, not downplaying their evil.”

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  1. Vernon Lindblade

    April 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    This evil witch is not American and needs to be removed and taken back to the country she is so damn proud of

    • Heather

      April 12, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Yes she is evil. She smiles and laughs every single time she makes reference to anything 911 or American and Americans. She was brought here at age 8 from kenya-she should have stayed there. That is where she belongs along with her pal Talib. Muslims cannot and will not adhere to American standards or our laws. They have no respect for our country and they threaten and play the victim every time someone calls them out—-Jusge Jeanine Pirro was proof of that! Fox news. They cannot be trusted ever. Racist?–no not hardly–its truth!

  2. Laurie

    April 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    She’s despicable. Therefore, I despise the ignorant witch.

  3. Brian

    April 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    She is “carefully bowing down” to her Muslim leaders. She knows if she doesn’t, the Sharia laws she support would allow her to be “stoned to death” if she didn’t. She has made her bed with the devil, and deserves whatever happens to her.

  4. Fran

    April 12, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Isn’t it time for Nazi Nancy and Chuckie with his red devil glasses to come forward and defend their Communist Democrat Party and it’s new leader Omar’!!! They need to get her in line.

  5. Grace Joy

    April 12, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    It’s typical of Muslims to deflect to others: This is a typical “but look what you did . . .” Similar to invoking the Crusades (when Christians stopped the Muslim invasions) when people complain about Islamic terrorism. They have such a fit when you criticize them, that people tend to automatically put Jews &/or Christians down if they want to say something bad about Islam. Meanwhile, it’s fine for Muslims & anyone else to simply trash Jews or Christians (or Hindus, Buddhists, etc.)

  6. Joy DB

    April 12, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    When I see her pretty face, I’m reminded of Jamie Glazov’s new book and his thesis that “first they seduce you,” – then they come in for the kill!! This little muzzie piece of shit has been groomed and planted in the heart of our democracy to prepare the infidels (that’s US, folks!!) to bow to Islam, shariah and the supremacy of their evil political death cult!! She’s doing her job well and, obviously, has been a VERY successful recruit for the death cult of Big Mo!! The sooner a patriot takes aim and kills her sorry ass, the better off we all will be!! But more will come in her place, ’cause the move toward shariah is inexorable!!

  7. LST

    April 12, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    She should be wrapped up in her stupid prayer rug and thrown into the ocean 1,000 miles from any land and let the fish have the good for nothing whore of allah. terrorist cunt.

  8. Doug

    April 13, 2019 at 7:10 am

    the idiots that voted for her need to be ashamed of themselves…the democratics own this representative, so when you vote for the dems this is what you get

    • Ray

      April 13, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Unfortunately a majority of her district are Muslim so they love this

  9. Ginny

    April 14, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Omar is a Domestic Terrorist, it’s about time we start labeling her and others exactly what they are.
    Domestic Terrorist who incite Violence on Americans
    They should be on a FBI watch list!

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