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Ilhan Omar says she received more threats on her life after a Donald Trump’s tweet

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Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar./ Ph. DR

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that she received an increase in death threats after President Donald Trump tweeted about one of her speeches, CNN reports. The Republican alleged that the American President has «encouraged right-wing extremist violence», she told the same source.

Her allegations were denied by White House press secretary Sahara Sanders on Sunday. For the record, President Trump published, Friday, a video that included parts of Omar’s speech and clips from the 9/11 attacks with a caption saying : «We will never forget!».

«Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video», Ilhan Omar said in a statement released Sunday and quoted by CNN.

«I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats», she added.

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, contacted the House Sergeant at Arms to check on Omar’s safety after Friday’s tweet.

This is not the first time that President Donald Trump tweets about the Muslim congresswoman. In February, Somali American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), saying that «it’s all about the Benjamins baby», referring to the support that Israel has in the Congress.

President Donald Trump reacted to Omar's tweets, urging the congresswoman to resign and calling her apology «lame».

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