On Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar asked what Twitter what it was going to do about the lies that Donald Trump has told that have “put my life at risk.”
Her tweet came as a response to a post by Donald Trump where he promoted a false claim that Omar and Ayanna Pressley were in a video dancing on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress. The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk. What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?” Omar tweeted after Trump quote-tweeted a tweet from user Terrence K. Williams falsely claiming the Sept. 13 video was taken on Sept. 11.
This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress.
The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk.
What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation? https://t.co/XdkRVrU7mZ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 18, 2019
The video clip shows Omar and Pressley dancing to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” The video went viral on Saturday when it was tweeted, with the rapper and singer, who like Omar is from Minneapolis, retweeting it.
Williams also retweeted Trump’s tweet. However, Williams had deleted his original tweet.
This is not the first time that Trump has retweeted Williams. A few weeks ago, he retweeted a post-Williams made that suggested that the Clinton’s were responsible for Jeffrey Epstein’s death.
Omar retweeted several other accounts that noted Trump’s tweet was a lie including CNN’s Jake Tapper, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sirius XM host Zerlina Maxwell.
It comes as no surprise that Donald Trump's racism and xenophobia knows no bounds. I look forward to continue working with Rep. Omar long after Trump loses in 2020. https://t.co/IW9i3xZVCe
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 18, 2019
1/ Anatomy of a smear: progressive activist @AdamGreen posts on Sept 13, at a reception for the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference, video of @IlhanMN dancing:https://t.co/sYFKN76rto
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 18, 2019
The president just RT’d a lie. We all know this video of Ilhan is from this weekend bc we saw them post it in real time. https://t.co/ruIhQekmzz
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) September 18, 2019
After Trump shared a spliced video of Omar with images of 9/11 she received a backlash of death threats.