Joy Reid: "Right Wing Vitriol" About Ilhan Omar's 9/11 Remark Is "A Shocking New Low"


MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid said Saturday that reactions from Republicans to the remarks made last month about 9/11 by Rep. Ilhan Omar are a "shocking new low."

JOY-ANN REID, MSNBC: For months now freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been the target of right-wing vitriol over her criticism of U.S. policy toward Israel. But the attacks reached a new level of escalation this week, in reaction to distorted takes on Omar’s comments at a recent event hosted by the Council on American Islamic Relations. Here are Rep. Omar's actual comments...

Many on the right cut, not only the little phrase, that snippet, 'some people did something,' and used that out of context snippet to assail the congresswoman, with some Fox News personalities even questioning her loyalty to the United States...

Wow. Rupert Murdoch's "New York Post" piled on with this incredibly inflammatory cover on Thursday.

And then [Friday] night Fox News superfan Donald Trump took things to a shocking new low. Tweeting out a graphic video of the Twin Towers burning interspersed with that single snippet of the Congresswoman’s speech. We're not going to show you that video because it really is so inflammatory it falls into a category where most news organizations wouldn’t even play it on TV. And yet it was released through the preferred public information tool of the President of the United States. Making it akin to an official public statement. And many are calling Trump’s tweet and that video an incitement to violence against the Congresswoman, particularly since it comes just one week after a self-declared Trump supporter was charged with threatening to kill Representative Omar.

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