President Donald Trump was slammed by leading Democratic presidential candidates following his latest attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
"In the 24 hours since President Trump escalated an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the burning twin towers, Democrats have accused him of Islamophobia, inciting violence and politicizing one of America’s gravest tragedies," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
One candidate, in particular, was praised by authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior.
Kendzior, the author of the 2018 book The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America, has been widely praised for her prescient warnings about Trump.
On Saturday, she praised a speech by former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX).
"Listen to Beto's speech all the way through. I appreciate the way he is speaking out. This is not about campaigning," she argued. "This is about the atrocity of now, the urgency of now, and he gets that."
The president’s actions are an incitement to violence against Rep. Omar and Muslim Americans across the country. Th… https://t.co/r5ycIem3Ov— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1555176213.0
Here are what other Democratic Party presidential hopefuls are saying about Trump's attacks on Omar:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will… https://t.co/9gPSvSQaXE— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders) 1555114071.0
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their… https://t.co/LQXb3v96tp— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1555115002.0
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
For two years, this President has used the most powerful platform in the world to sow hate & division. He's done it… https://t.co/Y240r7lc6R— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) 1555178927.0
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
The threats against the life of @IlhanMN make clear what is at stake if we fail to to do this, and to beat back hate in all all its forms.— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg) 1555125956.0
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
President Trump's inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric towards Ilhan Omar is jeopardizing her safety. He is delibera… https://t.co/eCbt5mtfCY— Jay Inslee (@Jay Inslee) 1555116118.0
Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro
I am grateful for @IlhanMN's courage and leadership and I stand with her - and with others targeted by the President's anti-Muslim rhetoric.— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro) 1555124759.0
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Someone has already been charged with a serious threat on Congresswoman Omar’s life. The video the President chose… https://t.co/6rkMZ5p0ir— Amy Klobuchar (@Amy Klobuchar) 1555127156.0
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
As a Senator who represents 9/11 victims, I can't accept any minimizing of that pain. But Trump's dangerous rhetori… https://t.co/x0SIFuDLLl— Kirsten Gillibrand (@Kirsten Gillibrand) 1555178964.0
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
I was in New York on 9/11. I remember walking uptown away from the WTC in a crowd of thousands. Remembering 9/11 do… https://t.co/eidoaF5JKt— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸) 1555163723.0