‘It Has to Stop’: Omar Says Trump Encourages Violence, Hate

Rep. Ilhan Omar said that since Trump retweeted a controversial video, she has received many threats on her life.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and the…

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