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

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonDe Blasio vows to take Trump to court over sanctuary city proposal The Hill's Morning Report - Waiting on Mueller: Answers come on Thursday Dems rally behind Omar as Trump escalates attacks MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE's tweet with a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGroups, lawmakers use 4/20 to raise awareness about marijuana sentencing reform Ocasio-Cortez plans visit to Kentucky despite being disinvited by GOP colleague Man arrested for threatening Dems, citing Omar comments 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.