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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week


Added 07-20-19 09:03:02am EST - “President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn’t make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.

The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump’s North Carolina rally, overshadowing distortions in rhetoric that came from many quarters and from both parties on a variety of matters over the last week-plus - the Democratic presidential campaign among them.

TRUMP quotes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as saying: “You don’t say ‘America’ with this intensity. You say ‘al-Qaida,’ it makes you proud. Al-Qaida makes you proud. You don’t speak that way about America.” - North Carolina rally on Wednesday.

TRUMP: “I hear the way she talks about al-Qaida. Al-Qaida has killed many Americans. She said, ‘You can hold your chest out, you can - when I think of America - uhh - when I think of al-Qaida, I can hold my chest out.’” - remarks Monday at a manufacturing event at the White House.

THE FACTS: This is a wholly distorted account of what the Omar said. She did not voice pride in the terrorist group.

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