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

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE (D-N.J.) in an interview published Saturday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE's recent tweet targeting Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders It's Joe Biden's 2020 presidential nomination to lose 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.