Trump blasts Omar: ‘I don’t think her apology was adequate’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE blasted Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHouse Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick MORE (D-Minn.) Monday for tweets she made suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money.

“I think she should be ashamed of herself," he told reporters on Air Force One while heading to a rally in El Paso, Texas.

“I think it was a terrible statement, and I don’t think her apology was adequate.”

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When asked what an appropriate apology would be, Trump said "she knows what to say."

Omar sparked backlash Sunday when she retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald responding to a story about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate Rep. Banks launches bid for RSC chairman MORE (R-Calif.) promising "action" against her and fellow Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibPelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Mich.) over their views on Israel.

“It's all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted.

Omar then tweeted that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was paying American politicians to support Israel.

She apologized Monday for the "anti-Semitic tropes” she used.

"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, said in a statement.

"My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize."

In her apology, Omar stood by her criticism of AIPAC’s influence.

"At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it," Omar wrote.

Although the group doesn’t directly donate to candidates, AIPAC sponsors regular congressional delegations to Israel.

Omar's office did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment on Trump's remarks.

Omar and Tlaib have received criticism previously for their support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which condemns Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.