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

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonDemocratic lawmaker introduces bill to tackle online terrorist activity Top House Democrats ask for review of DHS appointments Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE's tweet with a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBooker responds to Onion article mocking Buttigieg over stock photo Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension 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.