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

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris adds another to her list of endorsements in South Carolina The Hill's Morning Report - Dem candidates sell policy as smart politics 2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran, say they'd put US back in nuclear deal MORE (D-N.J.) in an interview published Saturday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE's recent tweet targeting Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDems seek to rein in calls for impeachment Nancy Pelosi had disastrous first 100 days as Speaker of the House The silencing of American Muslims 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.