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Trump Wants Her to Resign. Instead, She Takes a Swing

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets that Trump has 'trafficked in hate your whole life'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2019 9:55 AM CST
Updated Feb 13, 2019 2:30 PM CST
In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens to President Trump's State of the Union speech at the Capitol in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "unequivocally" apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting Jews used money to control politics. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," she said in part. That wasn't an adequate response for President Trump, who on Tuesday described it like so at a Cabinet meeting, per USA Today: "Her lame apology—and that's what it was; it was lame, and she didn't mean a word of it—was just not appropriate." He continued, per the Hill: "Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee." Things have gotten more heated from there:

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