Omar reports more death threats against her since Trump tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a press briefing at the White House

Soon after Ms Pelosi's statement, the video disappeared as a pinned tweet at the top of Mr Trump's Twitter feed but it has not been deleted.

In the latest incident, Trump posted a video to his 60 million Twitter followers that used a short snippet of an Omar speech followed by images of the burning Twin Towers in NY in 2001.

He also asserted, without evidence, that Omar is "out of control, expected for her control of Nancy".

The women-led group also denounced the video, calling it "a risky incitement [that] puts Rep. Omar's life in danger". Jerry Nadler (D-NY) telling Jake Tapper he has "no problem" with Omar's remarks, explaining that the freshman was just trying to note how people used 9/11 as a means of discrimination.

Ultimately, Omar needs to retract her statements and "call the Islamic radical terrorists who did this awful deed out for what they did", said Lotter.

Prominent Democrats including Mr Beto O'Rourke, Ms Kamala Harris and Ms Omar's fellow first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were quick to rush to Ms Omar's defence, accusing the President and other Republicans of deliberately de-contextualising her remarks and endangering her life.

"Some of Ilhan's words were taken out of context".

"This is unsafe incitement, given the death threats I face", Omar tweeted.

"I find her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress", said Sanders, who thought that "it's a good thing the president is calling her out".

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"Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referring or replying to the President's video", Omar wrote in a statement on Sunday.

Earlier, Pelosi issued a statement while travelling in London, saying she had spoken with congressional authorities "to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff".

Trump was in Minnesota, which Omar represents in Congress, for a tax reform roundtable. "It has increased her popularity; when Donald Trump attacks her, those who do not know Omar come to know about this woman which has helped galvanize support for her".

"There are fabricated controversies; their aim is to hurt her reputation, misrepresent her words and meanwhile to reduce her reputation and put pressure on Democratic leadership to kick her out of the important committees", he said.

Omar: 'no one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America...'

Trump posted the video after Omar described the 9/11 terrorist attacks by radical Islamists as "some people who did something". "Representative Omar is receiving countless death threats as the president of the United States is inciting violence against a Black Muslim sitting member of Congress, putting her life at risk".

Omar was speaking at a Council on American-Islamic Relations event last month.

Trump aides and allies say they are pleased that some of the Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 presidential nomination are defending her against the president's attacks, claiming they think it will be damaging for them in the general election.

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