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.
So trump thinks Ilhan Omar should resign for saying racist things.
That’s the joke right there, folks. LOL
— Jim Kohl (@jimkohl) February 12, 2019
What Ilhan Omar tweeted was bad.
What Kevin McCarthy emailed was worse.
What Steve King utters every time he has a mic in front of him, is still worse.
— Mike, glad the adults are back in the House (@Antidote4BS) February 12, 2019
Trump needs to resign. Steve King needs to resign. Representative Ilhan Omar does NOT need to resign.
— IAmAGoodDalek (@Ndreajess) February 12, 2019
As much as I like Ilhan Omar (and I don’t think she should resign), I would be ok with her resignation as long as Trump also resigns for all his racist and bigotted comments over the past two years. I mean, at least she apologized, right? Will DT ever apologize for his comments?
— Mario Salinas (@mariosadesign) February 12, 2019
Giving Trump’s call for @IlhanMN to resign any more than a moment’s oxygen is a mistake — that is unless framed against his own voluminous track record of casual bigotry, not to mention the arguably more anti-Semitic messaging of the House minority leader
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) February 12, 2019
This from someone filled to his orange top with hate & bigotry: ‘Resign from Congress’: @realDonaldTrump demands Ilhan Omar quit because she has ‘deep-seated’ bigotry ‘in her heart’ https://t.co/F81EVsowhf
— vic smith (@smivic) February 12, 2019
— Amy Rovin (@MomRovin) February 12, 2019