Booker: Trump's 9/11 tweet was 'vicious, crass, disgusting'

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination We need a climate plan for agriculture MORE (D-N.J.) in an interview published Saturday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE's recent tweet targeting Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMaher rails against anti-Israel boycott movement: 'A bulls--- purity test' for Democrats Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention MORE (D-Minn.) was "vicious, crass, disgusting."

Booker added during an interview with CBS News that the tweet — which included a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks and remarks Omar gave at a recent speech — is an example of "moral vandalism."

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"To see a president of the United States to use images of 9/11 in a vicious, crass, disgusting way — that is so objectionable. That is so offensive. And this is what I mean about moral vandalism in our country that’s going on," he said.

Booker, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, also said Omar doesn't deserve "vicious, hate-filled attacks."

“She does not deserve the kind of vicious, hate-filled attacks that she’s experiencing — threats on her life right now. We all as Americans should say that’s outrageous, unacceptable," he said.

Trump on Friday tweeted the video, which showed the burning World Trade Center towers and Omar saying at a speech last month at the Council on American-Islamic Relations that CAIR was founded because "some people did something" and Muslims "were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

CAIR was founded in 1994, but Omar's office has since said meant to say that the organization grew following the 9/11 attacks.