Nadler: Trump has 'no moral authority' to talk about 9/11

Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSecond Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE has "no moral authority" to talk about 9/11 after the president tweeted a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarJewish Democrats decry Trump's 'loyalty' remarks Poll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy MORE (D-Minn.)

“He has no moral authority to be talking about 9/11 at all," Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union."

“He wasn’t president then, but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration…for 40 Wall Street. He stole $150,000 from some small businessperson who could’ve used it to help rehabilitate himself.”

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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."

Many Democrats have condemned Trump's tweet as inciting violence. 

When asked by CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday if he had any issue with Omar's comments, Nadler said, "no I did not.”

“She characterized it only in passing, she was talking about discrimination against Muslim Americans. I’ve had some problems with some of her other remarks, but not with that one.”

Nadler has previously been critical of Omar for comments he said invoked anti-Semitic tropes.