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Ilhan Omar: I've experienced more 'direct threats on my life' since Trump tweet of 9/11 video

Ilhan Omar: I've experienced more 'direct threats on my life' since Trump tweet of 9/11 video

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Sunday night she's received an influx of death threats since President Trump tweeted a video that combined comments from the congresswoman -- which critics said were dismissive of the Sept. 11 attacks -- with footage from Ground Zero.

"I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President's video," Omar tweeted in a statement.

In her statement, Omar continued: "Violent crimes and other acts of hate by right-wing extremists and white nationalists are on the ride in this country and around the world.

The video also included news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan.

"Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase when cities host Trump rallies," Omar said, apparently citing Washington Post research.

Source: www.foxnews.com

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