Omar defends Tlaib after Trump Twitter attack

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarCarson invokes abortion in Twitter response to jab from Omar WHIP LIST: Democrats who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump Muslim lawmakers host Ramadan iftar to break fast at Capitol MORE (D-Minn.) defended fellow freshman Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib urges Mnuchin to seek personal legal advice Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment WHIP LIST: Democrats who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump MORE (D-Mich.) on Monday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE attacked Tlaib on Twitter, accusing him of trying to "sow division between minority communities."

"You praised people at a neo-Nazi rally," tweeted Omar, like Tlaib one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year.

Trump earlier Monday accused Tlaib of harboring “tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people” in response to comments she made about the Holocaust.

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“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Trump tweeted. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”

Tlaib said in a recent interview that she has a “calming feeling” when she thinks about the genocide because of her Palestinian ancestors who “lost their land” and “lost their lives” amid an effort “to create a safe haven for Jews” in the Middle East, even though it was “forced on them” and took away their “human dignity.”

Congressional Republican leaders, including Reps. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseAmash storm hits Capitol Hill Trump hits Amash after congressman doubles down on impeachment talk Trump encouraged Scalise to run for governor in Louisiana: report MORE (La.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyAmash storm hits Capitol Hill The GOP's commitment to electing talented women can help party retake the House GOP launches anti-BDS discharge petition MORE (Wis.) have sharply criticized Tlaib, accusing her of saying she felt she had a “calming feeling” about the Holocaust itself and not the events surrounding the creation of Israel.

Trump has previously criticized Omar for comments she has made about Jews and Israel, including calling on her to resign.

In her tweet, Omar referenced comments from Trump that have received widespread backlash in the Jewish community and elsewhere.

Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides” of a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where a counterprotester was killed and demonstrators chanted “Jews will not replace us.”