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Sarah Sanders: Trump not wishing 'violence toward anyone' with 9/11 tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE is not wishing "ill will" nor "violence toward anyone" after he tweeted a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarYoung Turks founder on Democratic establishment: 'They lie nonstop' Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE (D-Minn.) gave at a recent speech.

"Certainly the president is wishing no ill will, and certainly not violence towards anyone,” Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week."

“But the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-Semitic comments," she added.

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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."

Omar, one of the first women elected to Congress, has been accused of anti-Semitic comments by her critics.

"It's absolutely abhorrent the comments she continues to make and has made and (Democrats) look the other way,” Sanders added on Sunday. “I find what her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it's a good thing that the president is calling her out for those comments, and the big question is why aren't Democrats doing it as well."

Democratic presidential candidates have criticized Trump’s tweet.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor MORE called it "an incitement to violence."

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDemocrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination Zombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers Rand Paul does not support a national minimum wage increase — and it's important to understand why MORE (D-N.J.) said it was "vicious, crass” and “disgusting."