President Donald Trump on Monday escalated an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, as he gave Boeing branding advice and marked Tax Day in Minnesota.
OMAR ‘OUT OF CONTROL,’ TRUMP TWEETS
Less than a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’d taken steps to ensure Omar’s safety, Trump called the Minnesota Democrat “out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” Omar has said she has faced increased death threats since Trump tweeted a video purporting to show her as dismissive of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” Trump tweeted before heading to Omar’s home state for a tax event.
As the Associated Press writes, critics accuse Omar of being flippant in describing the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. She later sought to defend herself by tweeting a quote from President George W. Bush, in which the Republican president referred to the attackers as “people.”
Now read: Omar defends ‘some people did something’ comment by likening to Bush’s bullhorn speech to Ground Zero rescue workers.
Trump is scheduled to visit a truck and equipment company in Burnsville, Minn., for a roundtable on his tax cuts and the economy.
BOEING ADVICE AND SETTING STAGE FOR MUELLER
Also on Twitter, Trump gave Boeing BA, -1.00% some advice on its jets that have been involved in fatal crashes and called for his political opponents to be investigated.
Trump tweeted that Boeing should give its 737 Max jet a new name in addition to fixing its problems following two deadly crashes. The U.S. grounded the planes in the wake of the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
Also see: Trump tells Boeing to ‘rebrand’ the 737 Max.
Separately, with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report expected to be released this week, Trump said Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee had committed crimes and concluded by writing “INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!”
The president also referred to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report and said it ruled “No Collusion, No Obstruction.” Barr has told lawmakers that Mueller concluded Trump and his campaign did not conspire with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and that Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined evidence gathered by Mueller wasn’t enough to establish Trump had obstructed justice.
Now read: Deputy AG Rosenstein rebuts Democrats’ suggestion that Barr is misleading with Mueller report.
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