Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar still alleges President Trump incited violence against her when he tweeted out a video of her talking about the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and reportedly took her complaint to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Trump’s tweet featured a video of Omar controversially referring to the terror attacks as “some people did something” alongside footage of the actual 9/11 attack. The president captioned the tweet, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”
Omar, as BizPac Review reports, reportedly called up Dorsey and instructed him to delete the tweet.
“During their conversation, [Dorsey] emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter,” Dorsey’s spokesperson said, confirming the two had spoken over the phone. “We’ve significantly invested in technology to proactively surface this type of content and will continue to focus on reducing the burden on the individual being targeted. Our team has also consistently been in touch with Rep. Omar’s office.”
According to BizPac Review, Dorsey said the tweet did not violate Twitter’s terms and conditions so it was not ban worthy.
Here’s more from the report:
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said, referring to the Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Trump’s tweet, declaring “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” has been viewed over 10 million times and sparked hysteria from the left accusing the president of inciting violence against the freshman congresswoman who dismissed the terrorist attack that claimed nearly 3,000 American lives.
Omar’s Muslim colleague in the House, Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, defended commentsby her “sister” who was “uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded Trump take down his video post.
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As the Washington Post reports, Dorsey visited the White house earlier this week where he spoke personally with President Trump. The president reportedly talked with the CEO about shadow bans and Twitter’s perceived bias against conservatives.
From the report:
During the conversation, Trump spent a significant amount of time raising his concerns that Twitter deliberately targets and removes his followers, the Post previously reported.
Trump has made those claims in connection with his belief that social-media sites are biased against conservatives. But Dorsey said that Twitter’s efforts to combat spam result in fluctuations in a user’s follower count, noting even he had been affected.
Asked about that meeting, Twitter noted in a statement that Dorsey and the president also discussed the 2020 election and efforts to stop the opioid epidemic. A source at the time described the meeting as cordial.