Omar defends Tlaib after Trump Twitter attack

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Minn.) defended fellow freshman Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Mich.) on Monday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 ScaliseManchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Sunday shows - Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet grabs spotlight Sanders: Trump doesn't 'want to see somebody get shot' but 'creates the climate for it' MORE (La.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' 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.”