Spike in death threats against Ilan Omar following Trump 9/11 tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a press briefing at the White House

"The Democrats have even allowed the bad scourge of anti-Semitism to take root in their party and in their country", Trump said in an April 6 address to the Republican Jewish Coalition convention in Las Vegas, adding, "And a special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota", Trump joked, as the crowd booed. "It has to stop", Omar added.

The tweet showed Ms Omar talking to a US-Muslim group about the 9/11 attacks.

Since then, Omar says, she has received an increased number of death threats.

Donald Trump's Friday attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar-an attack he followed up Monday morning-looked like a call to violence against her-and it's accomplished that mission.

Trump said during a visit to Minnesota on Monday that he has no regrets about tweeting a video Friday that attacked her for remarks she made last month that supposedly offered a flippant description of the September 11 attacks and the terrorists who killed almost 3,000 people. "This is particularly concerning given the president's visit to my home state of Minnesota on Monday", she said.

"Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief", the 37-year-old Somali-American said in the statement. In one she said that "no one person -- no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious -- can threaten my unwavering love for America".

On Saturday, CAIR condemned the president's comments on social media, calling it a "life-endangering" tweet from a president who uses "shocking imagery" to potentially incite violence against a sitting Congresswoman while "exploiting a national tragedy" at the same time.

Omar has since found herself in the spotlight repeatedly for more recent tweets and comments that critics have interpreted as anti-Semitic, referencing tropes about Jews and money or Jews having dual loyalty to Israel and to the country in which they live.

Sanders defended Omar's remarks by attacking Trump in a tweet, writing: "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage".

In an emotional speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar spoke out against discrimination against and suspicions of Muslims.

Pelosi said she still hasn't spoken to Omar about her original comment.

President Donald Trump speaks at Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minnesota.

"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognised that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to civil liberties". And she's since seen a rise in death threats, and needs extra security. "And every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", Omar said in her March speech.

Last Friday, Mr Trump tweeted a video that juxtaposed the snippet, which Ms Omar's fellow Democrats say was taken out of context, with images of the hijacked planes used in the attacks crashing into the Twin Towers that once dominated New York's skyline.

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