Booker defends Omar: Trump criticisms of her are ‘reprehensible’ and ‘are trafficking in Islamophobia’

Sen. Cory Booker spoke at “The She the People” forum on Wednesday. The forum was put on by the group which describes themselves as “a national network that elevates women of color leaders & voters as part of a new progressive political & cultural era in America.”

So, naturally, for a group that is solely concerned about women of color, the topic of Rep. Ilhan Omar and her anti-Semitic comments came up. Of course, the question wasn’t phrased in those terms.

Instead, it was asked as if Omar was the victim. That she hadn’t actually said such things as “some people did something” when referring to the attacks on 9/11. No, instead the woman who asked the question said that Omar, because she had the audacity to question the funding of AIPAC and Israel, was criticized by members of her own party and President Trump and has subsequently received death threats and asked Booker what he would do to standup against such attacks.

Booker, given such a question based on a false premise, calls the attacks “reprehensible” and then goes on to say that President Trump simply by criticizing her is trafficking in Islamophobia.

Democrats, no matter what they do or say, will always claim victim status.

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