Omar wants Trump’s Twitter ‘deplatformed’ over false retweet that she danced on 9/11 anniversary

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that Twitter should shut down President Donald Trump‘s account because he hasn’t deleted his retweet of a conspiracy theorist’s false claim that she ‘partied’ on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks last week.

Trump circulated that claim Wednesday morning – leaving it up despite right-wing commentator Terrence Williams deleting his original message, which included footage of Omar dancing at a party on a different night. 

‘They have a responsibility and they set community standards and clearly the president has shown many-a-times that he has violated their community standards,’ Omar told Politico.

‘I don’t even know why his account is not fully suspended – why he’s not deplatformed.’ 

Williams had blasted the false claim to his 611,000 Twitter followers, saying: ”GET THIS WOMAN OUT OF OFFICE. Ilhan Omar partied on the anniversary of 9/11 because she believes “Some People Just Did Somethings”.’ [sic]

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (right), pictured after a climate change hearing on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that she thinks Twitter should 'deplatform' President Donald Trump because he retweeted something false about her and hasn't deleted it

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (right), pictured after a climate change hearing on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that she thinks Twitter should 'deplatform' President Donald Trump because he retweeted something false about her and hasn't deleted it

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (right), pictured after a climate change hearing on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that she thinks Twitter should ‘deplatform’ President Donald Trump because he retweeted something false about her and hasn’t deleted it

Trump said in his Wednesday retweet that Omar will help Republicans win Minnesota in 2020; Williams' tweet included video of Omar dancing happily at a party, but he incorrectly said it was held on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Trump said in his Wednesday retweet that Omar will help Republicans win Minnesota in 2020; Williams' tweet included video of Omar dancing happily at a party, but he incorrectly said it was held on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Trump said in his Wednesday retweet that Omar will help Republicans win Minnesota in 2020; Williams’ tweet included video of Omar dancing happily at a party, but he incorrectly said it was held on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

President Donald Trump retweeted this claim by Terrence Williams, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who got the date wrong; Williams later deleted his tweet but the White House hasn't followed suit

President Donald Trump retweeted this claim by Terrence Williams, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who got the date wrong; Williams later deleted his tweet but the White House hasn't followed suit

President Donald Trump retweeted this claim by Terrence Williams, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who got the date wrong; Williams later deleted his tweet but the White House hasn’t followed suit

A video captured the moment when Rep. Ilhan Omar (in hijab) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (in yellow) danced on Friday night, September 13

A video captured the moment when Rep. Ilhan Omar (in hijab) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (in yellow) danced on Friday night, September 13

Rep. Ilhan Omar (in hijab) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (in yellow) were at an event in Washington, DC, when the video was shot

Rep. Ilhan Omar (in hijab) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (in yellow) were at an event in Washington, DC, when the video was shot

The video Terrence Williams tweeted, and Trump retweeted, shows Omar (in hijab) and Pressley (in yellow) dancing at the Sept. 13 event

Trump, pictured Wednesday in San Diego, has left his retweet up ¿ matching a pattern he's established for years

Trump, pictured Wednesday in San Diego, has left his retweet up ¿ matching a pattern he's established for years

Trump, pictured Wednesday in San Diego, has left his retweet up – matching a pattern he’s established for years

He tweeted Wednesday afternoon that his social media accounts were ‘under attack.’

‘[T]hese looney leftist[s] are trying to take me down! Liberals are begging twitter to suspend me & Majority of them are White Racist Liberals Hating on a Black Free Thinker,’ he claimed. 

The White House has declined comment on why the president hasn’t removed his retweet of the smear. He had written with his retweet to 64.4 million people that Omar, ‘a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota.’ 

The president also called her ‘[t]he new face of the Democrat Party.’

The video footage Williams tweeted, showing Omar dancing to a song by the R&B artist Lizzo, was shot September 13 at a party hosted as part of a week of events tied to the Congressional Black Caucus.

‘This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress,’ Omar had tweeted. ‘The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk. What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?’  

Williams, whose later-deleted tweet started Wednesday's saga, complained hours later that he was 'under attack' from 'White Racist Liberals Hating on a Black Free Thinker'

Williams, whose later-deleted tweet started Wednesday's saga, complained hours later that he was 'under attack' from 'White Racist Liberals Hating on a Black Free Thinker'

Williams, whose later-deleted tweet started Wednesday’s saga, complained hours later that he was ‘under attack’ from ‘White Racist Liberals Hating on a Black Free Thinker’

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation party was part of an annual 'CBC Week' that culminated in an awards dinner on Saturday night

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation party was part of an annual 'CBC Week' that culminated in an awards dinner on Saturday night

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation party was part of an annual ‘CBC Week’ that culminated in an awards dinner on Saturday night

Williams’ reference to ‘Some People’ was a nod to a long-festering public relations crisis brought on by Omar’s comments in March at a Council on American-Islamic Relations event.

She said then that the group ‘was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.’

Conservatives have said Omar minimized the impact of 9/11, suggesting she is sympathetic to the attackers.

The song Omar and other lawmakers danced to on the Friday night video, called ‘Truth Hurts,’ is about a woman who is jilted by a man who decides to stay in a relationship with his longer-term lover.

Omar (center) was photographed with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (right) and Jahana Hayes (left) at a Congressional Black Caucus-related party on Friday night, at an event that a conspiracy theorist incorrectly claimed was held on Wednesday, the 9/11 anniversary

Omar (center) was photographed with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (right) and Jahana Hayes (left) at a Congressional Black Caucus-related party on Friday night, at an event that a conspiracy theorist incorrectly claimed was held on Wednesday, the 9/11 anniversary

Omar (center) was photographed with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (right) and Jahana Hayes (left) at a Congressional Black Caucus-related party on Friday night, at an event that a conspiracy theorist incorrectly claimed was held on Wednesday, the 9/11 anniversary

Omar has emerged as a reliable Trump foil, along with three other freshman congresswomen collectively known in Washington as 'The Squad'

Omar has emerged as a reliable Trump foil, along with three other freshman congresswomen collectively known in Washington as 'The Squad'

Omar has emerged as a reliable Trump foil, along with three other freshman congresswomen collectively known in Washington as ‘The Squad’

Lizzo’s song ‘Truth Hurts’ is about a jilted woman, part of a scenario that mirror’s Omar’s personal life this year

The left-wing Progressive Change Campaign Committee called on Wednesday for Twitter to force Donald Trump to delete his retweet

The left-wing Progressive Change Campaign Committee called on Wednesday for Twitter to force Donald Trump to delete his retweet

The left-wing Progressive Change Campaign Committee called on Wednesday for Twitter to force Donald Trump to delete his retweet

The song Omar and other lawmakers danced to on the Friday night video, called ‘Truth Hurts,’ is about a woman who is jilted by a man who decides to stay in a relationship with his longer-term lover.

‘Hey, I’m glad you’re back with your b***h,’ she sings. ‘I mean, who would wanna hide this? I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever be your side chick.’

Omar has been conducting an illicit affair with a married man, political consultant Tim Mynett, according to his wife’s divorce filings.

Omar has denied the relationship. She and her husband split in March.

The video at the center of Trump’s latest Twitter misstep originated with Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. It captured her dancing to the singer’s hit, “Truth Hurts,” at an event during the Congressional Black Caucus week. 

The PCCC tweeted demands at Twitter’s management on Wednesday, urging: ‘SUSPEND Trump’s account until he removes HIS tweet! Every minute, violence-inducing comments as a result of his words.’ 

Williams first gained fame when Trump retweeted his conspiracy theory video that suggested pedophile Jeffrey Epstein didn’t commit suicide in jail but was killed by someone trying to ensure ‘information don’t come out’ that might implicate former president Bill Clinton.

Trump drew fire after he retweeted a baseless claim in August from Williams that Bill Clinton was involved in the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell

Trump drew fire after he retweeted a baseless claim in August from Williams that Bill Clinton was involved in the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell

Trump drew fire after he retweeted a baseless claim in August from Williams that Bill Clinton was involved in the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell

‘Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen” Williams had written. ‘#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead. I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!’

He goes on to imply that Jeffrey Epstein had information on the Clintons and that they were somehow responsible for his death so that “information don’t come out”. Williams said he had been forecasted Epstein’s death prior to his suicide.

The president defended his decision to amplify Williams’ claims, telling reporters at the time: ‘That was a retweet, that wasn’t from me.’

Trump considered Williams a reliable source, however. ‘He’s a man who has half a million followers. The retweet was from somebody that’s a very respected conservative pundit, so I think it was fine,’ he said.

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