Mika Brzezinski Accuses Trump Of Taking Omar Out Of Context

NewsBusters | 4/15/2019 | Staff
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Freshman Democratic Rep. from Minnesota Ilhan Omar has gotten herself into trouble again and members of the media are rushing to her defense and condemning Republicans for their reaction to her comments.

On Monday's edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, co-host Mika Brzezinski was the latest in the media to say that Omar's "some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties” comments at a banquet hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Referring to a tweet by President Trump, she said argued, "The video tweeted by the President Congresswoman Omar saying 'some people did something' rather than her entire quote."

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Brzezinski is not the first, to try to defend Omar for saying her quote was taken out of context. It was originally Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, not Omar herself, that ridiculously tried to compare Omar's remarks to the Bullhorn Address where President Bush told the world that, "the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!" What made Omar's comments so despicable was not the "some people," but rather the "did something." Bush did not say "the people who did something will hear from all of us soon."

Was the phrase, "and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties" critical to the context of Omar's quote? No, and the New York Post addressed the charge in a post by the editorial board after they ran a similar front page headline, "What’s out of context? She claimed that Muslim civil liberties suffered as a result of the nation’s reaction to 9/11 — even as she completely, intentionally disregarded the grim facts of that day."

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