Over the weekend, Ilhan Omar (D-MN) stirred up controversy by making statements perceived by some to be anti-Semitic. In a Twitter exchange, Omar suggested that AIPAC, the Israel lobby group, has an outsized influence on American lawmakers.
Omar promptly apologized, but the controversy didn't die down. On Tuesday President Trump called on Omar to resign, calling her apology "lame." Twitter reactions to the President's hypocrisy were brutal and swift, pointing to Trump's hypocrisy.
What Ilhan Omar tweeted was bad. What Kevin McCarthy emailed was worse. What Steve King utters every time he has a… https://t.co/wZ7x9wyjYj— Mike (@Mike) 1549996993.0
@politico As much as I like Ilhan Omar (and I don't think she should resign), I would be ok with her resignation as… https://t.co/YQl6QhAvDs— Mario Salinas (@Mario Salinas) 1549997059.0
Giving Trump's call for @IlhanMN to resign any more than a moment's oxygen is a mistake -- that is unless framed ag… https://t.co/hbYgiymbxT— Ishaan Tharoor (@Ishaan Tharoor) 1549995409.0
This from someone filled to his orange top with hate & bigotry: 'Resign from Congress': @realDonaldTrump demands Il… https://t.co/w5AYfgZmLY— vic smith (@vic smith) 1549997059.0