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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE blasted Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarKamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Is Trump a better choice for Jewish voters than Biden? 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 McCarthyConservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA may violate courts with new rule extending life of unlined coal ash ponds | Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires | Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate MORE (R-Calif.) promising "action" against her and fellow Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Kamala Harris's facial expressions during debate go viral 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.