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 John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller 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 OmarGeorgia freshman Dem does not list Omar donation on election filing O'Rourke sweeps through Virginia looking to energize campaign Dem candidate in contested North Carolina race refunds donation from Omar campaign 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'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ex-Obama campaign manager: Sanders can't beat Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems prep for Mueller report's release MORE called it "an incitement to violence."

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Booker calls for sweeping voting rights reforms 20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall MORE (D-N.J.) said it was "vicious, crass” and “disgusting."