Top Dem: Trump's 9/11 tweet a 'simplistic' attack

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonProgressive Caucus co-chair: Reported oversight change in intelligence office 'seems a bit...fascist' House lawmakers to launch probe into DHS excluding NY from Trusted Traveler Program Cuomo says Wolf, Cuccinelli violated oath of office and should be investigated MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE's tweet with a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMinneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary The Memo: Biden faces balancing act MORE (D-Minn.) was a "simplistic attack."

“If I look at what the president says on a daily basis, we could criticize him almost by the hour, so for him to take the congresswoman on is just another one of his real simplistic attacks," Thompson said on ABC's "This Week."

“I saw the speech she gave and I saw nothing wrong with it. I saw the president's manufactured tweet where he put pieces in there.”

Trump on Friday tweeted a video that showed the World Trade Center towers burning 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."

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Democrats have widely condemned the video as taking Omar's comments out of context and said it could incite violence against the Minnesota lawmaker.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that Trump was not wishing "ill will" or "violence toward anyone."

A self-declared Trump supporter was arrested just days before the president posted the video for allegedly making death threats against Omar.