Fox's Wallace not 'comfortable' playing full 9/11 video tweeted by Trump

Fox News's Chris Wallace said Sunday that he was not "comfortable" playing the entirety of a video President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE tweeted Friday showing scenes from the 9/11 terrorist attack combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGroups, lawmakers use 4/20 to raise awareness about marijuana sentencing reform Ocasio-Cortez plans visit to Kentucky despite being disinvited by GOP colleague Man arrested for threatening Dems, citing Omar comments MORE (D-Minn.).

Wallace began playing the video before cutting it off.

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"Now, that was the only five seconds we felt comfortable showing," Wallace told White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "It goes on in a much worse way of her seeming, no question about it, to minimize 9/11 and then horrible images from 9/11."

"Why is the president comfortable putting out horrible images like that?" Wallace asked. "Does he worry at all about inciting violence against Muslims in general or Ilhan Omar in specific?"

"Certainly nothing could be further from the truth," Sanders responded. "The president is not trying to incite violence against anybody."

The audio in the video was taken from a speech Omar gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations last month in which she said “some people did something" in reference to the 9/11 attacks before explaining that some used the attack to advocate for taking away civil liberties from Muslim Americans.

Trump's video immediately drew backlash from Democrats who said it was inciting violence against Omar.