A dangerous and false tweet claiming Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar "partied on the anniversary of 9/11" has been deleted. President Donald Trump retweeted the lie, which includes a video of the Minnesota Congresswoman dancing at a Congressional Black Caucus event on Sept. 13. The original video had been posted by progressive activist Adam Green, but was co-opted and repurposed by a Trump supporter.
Here's the original tweet from Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee:
Can someone name something better than @IlhanMN dancing to @lizzo? Because I can’t think of anything. #CBC2019… https://t.co/C2oodqxdOb— Adam Green (@Adam Green) 1568424534.0
Here's a screenshot of the now-deleted, dangerous and false tweet from Trump loyalist and "comedian" Terrence Williams who has over 600,000 followers. It includes the video from Green's tweet:
And here's Trump's retweet, which is still up:
IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota. The new face of the Democrat Party! https://t.co/aQFEygSa4D— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1568808891.0
Here's how the tweet looked before the offending tweet was deleted by the Trump-supporting troll:
Trump has not removed his tweet, but he subsequently posted this tweet about Williams:
Terrence K. Williams, “You can’t impeach Trump for being a winner!”— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1568809317.0
Williams last month reportedly suggested former President Bill Clinton was involved in the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein.
A CNN reporter cites Twitter saying Williams deleted the original tweet:
A Twitter spokesperson says @w_terrence deleted the tweet Trump cited earlier this morning. https://t.co/cAQ9ybgHyW— Donie O'Sullivan (@Donie O'Sullivan) 1568823493.0
Some responses to Trump's retweet:
Once again, @realdonaldtrump spreads lies and misinformation that endanger a duly elected Member of Congress. This… https://t.co/bkciSaq4jj— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@Rep. Pramila Jayapal) 1568822015.0
Our co-founder @AdamGreen posted this video from a CBC event on Sept 13, and @IlhanMN retweeted it. Today… https://t.co/yLUjCjIbkV— BoldProgressives.org (@BoldProgressives.org) 1568818483.0
.@realDonaldTrump, an anti-Muslim bigot, will lose the Great State of Minnesota. He is the face of the Republican P… https://t.co/Brz8QMTrX1— Richard W. (@Richard W.) 1568823488.0