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

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonDemocrats make U-turn on calling border a 'manufactured crisis' Democrats make U-turn on calling border a 'manufactured crisis' Hillicon Valley: Facebook unveils new cryptocurrency | Waters wants company to halt plans | Democrats look to force votes on election security | Advertisers partner with tech giants on 'digital safety' | House GOP unveils cyber agenda MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE's tweet with a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGOP hopes dim on reclaiming House GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record 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.