Trump tells Jewish Republicans: “I stood with your Prime Minister at the White House.” pic.twitter.com/h15oC7jYep
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 6, 2019
President Trump on Saturday criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar, one day after a New York man was arrested and charged with threatening to kill the Minnesota Democrat.
In remarks to a conservative Jewish group, Trump thanked several Republican lawmakers for their support before mocking Omar, an outspoken critic of U.S. policy toward Israel who has also made comments that some say invoke anti-Semitic stereotypes.
“Special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota,” Trump told members of the Republican Jewish Coalition in a ballroom of the Venetian Resort. “Oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel. I forgot. I’m so sorry.”
Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., the man charged with threatening Omar, allegedly called the lawmaker a “terrorist” and vowed to put a “bullet in her [expletive] skull” in a phone call with a member of her Washington staff, according to a statement Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.
Hear me out, but I can see an argument that having a hate-fomenting authoritarian in the White House is a question of graver importance than compliance with information security best practices.