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

Greg Nash

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that President Trump 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 Omar (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.”

{mosads}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. 

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