Omar defends Tlaib after Trump Twitter attack

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.) defended fellow freshman Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Mich.) on Monday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial 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 ScaliseThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' MORE (La.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Apple reportedly dropped plans to let iPhone users encrypt backups | Justices decline facial recognition case | Critics fear Facebook losing misinformation fight | Truce on French tech tax 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.”