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Democrats Double Down, Demand Trump Apologize To Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Top Democrats are firing back at President Donald Trump for criticizing Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over her horrifying comments entirely rewriting the history of Israel, by calling on Trump to apologize for “misrepresenting” Tlaib’s comments.

Trump tweeted at Tlaib on Monday, taking her to task for claiming that her ancestors had given up their land to accommodate and shelter Jews fleeing the Holocaust, saying that their sacrifice gives her a sense of “peace” and justifies her crusade to end the Jewish “occupation” of Palestinian land.

“There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said on the Yahoo podcast, “Skullduggery.”

“I mean, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time,” she added.

In reality, Jews have existed in what is now modern Israel for thousands of years and were not “given” land by others already living there at the time. Worse, the Palestinian Grand Mufti at the time, Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, was an ally of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and an admirer of the Nazi “final solution.” Jews fleeing to their homeland from Nazi-occupied territory faced dramatic and often violent opposition from Palestinians, and more than 400 Jewish refugees — some of whom were Holocaust survivors — were killed while attempting to make their home in Israel.

Tlaib’s statements aren’t simply anti-Semitic, they’re a re-imagination of history designed to erase the Jewish claim to Israel as a homeland.

“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Trump tweeted. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.”

Democratic leaders Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rushed to Tlaib’s defense.

“If you read Rep. @RashidaTlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context,” Hoyer tweeted late Monday. “They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”

He later added, in an interview with The Hill, that he’d read and understood Tlaib’s comments differently from the president.

“If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context,” Hoyer said. “They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”

Pelosi added her own commentary Monday evening, as well, demanding that Republicans recant their “gross misrepresentations” of Tlaib’s comments.

“Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous. President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations,” the Speaker said on Twitter.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) tossed in his own two cents Monday as well, calling attacks on Tlaib “ugly,” but failing to condemn Tlaib’s own ugly attacks on the Jewish people: “Mr. President: Stop dividing the American people up by their religion, their race or their country of origin–and stop your ugly attacks against Muslim women in Congress. You are taking Rep. @RashidaTlaib’s comments out of context and should apologize.”

Tlaib, of course, fired back in her own defense, accusing Republicans of “twisting her words.”

“Policing my words, twisting & turning them to ignite vile attacks on me will not work,” she said. “All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably. I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win,” she tweeted.

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  • E CRAWFORD says:

    Nonsense, as usual they won’t get one from me! They don’t deserve an apology for anything! They are the ones that should be apologizing to THE WORLD!

  • E B CRAWFORD says:

    Nonsense! She has no business in our Congress, and should be Impeached! She is anti-American as she can possibly get!

  • SweetLadyMary says:

    She was brought here and instead of being grateful to be in the best country in the world, she brings shame to the institution to which she was elected. She needs to read history before she opens her lying mouth and perhaps she should also read the Constitution so that she can do a better job. Too bad she isn’t being recalled in her district.

  • Wanda Lee Smith says:

    Our President Donald Trump DOES NOT owe Talib or any other Liberal an apology of any kind for any thing !!!!! She is a traitor and needs to be kicked out of OUR Congress !!!

    • Marcia Hyer says:

      Very true American President is doing a fantastic job and needs to deport the four muslims in Congress, they are not Americans and need to go to muslim countries and get rid of them. He is the Best ever and needs to Apologize to no one. TRUMP2020!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth Crawford says:

    There is not a chance in Hell that Trump will or should apologize to her for anything! She is the one, who on her first day in Office Called him a Nasty Name, first thing! She is a disgrace to her own Country, which isn’t the USA! She has no place in our Government, although I understand she was legally elected! She should be Impeached!

  • Evangeline says:

    Trump told the truth and Dems are a bunch of snowflakes with never ending hurt feelings. Yet they physically harm us and that’s ok with them.

  • Patriot says:

    President’s Trump should be: “I am sorry. I am sorry that you are a piece of lying democrat, Jew hating scum. I am sorry that you lied to get into office. I am sorry that you are still here.”

  • Robert Pavlick says:

    So why should there be any need for an apology to Tliab, when all of her statements were out and out lies and re-engineered “history” ????

  • fred H SMITH says:

    9+guess there is ice in hell????not melting…Pelosi is totally stupid, ,NO WAY IS THIS PIECE OF CRAP ENTITLED TO AN APPOLOGY

  • Diana says:

    Don’t you dare better to give them warrants to investigate these Traitors and never apologize to a muslums Deport her and her family she has already been caught in lies

  • AnnS says:

    So, Tlaib outright lies about Palestinians helping Jews during the Holocaust! That means you cannot take what she said about a “calming feeling” when talking about the Holocaust, out of context! She meant exactly what she said! PERIOD!

  • C. L. Cake says:

    The Democrats should apologize to AMERICA for allowing that anti-semitic, terrorist supporting traitor to be elected!

  • FEDUP365 says:

    Phuc that mooseslime POS, handcuff the bitch and deport her, drop her over Saudi Arabia at 38,000 ft without a parachute and if she survives they can make a maid out of the bitch.

  • Madeleine says:

    President trump! Never apologize to these lying anti American Democrats and as for Tlaib and that nasty mouth of hers, Omar as well, Never! Bring back godly values, law and Order. Pelosi is just plain evil!

  • RWF