David Gregory: Omar Deserves To Be Called out for 9/11 Comments

‘The way that president Trump did it, it completely obliterates that point of calling her out and makes her a target of violence’

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GREGORY: “Congresswoman Omar I think was making a very important point about what it was like to be a Muslim in America after 9/11. How many Muslims were targeted including by politicians like Donald Trump who continue to be targeted by politicians including Donald Trump. And she also in making that point, the way she said it, didn’t show the kind of reverence for 9/11 that I think is be fitting anyone in America, certainly a member of Congress. And then she deserves to be called out for that. But in the way that president Trump did it, it completely obliterates that point of calling her out and makes her a target of violence and conflates what she said with somehow complicit in 9/11 which is just grotesque. And so that’s what we lose in this political dialogue, is an ability to call somebody out, to make a legitimate point by complete overstatement."

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