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

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonDemocrats call for increased security after 'send her back' chants Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment House votes to kill impeachment effort against Trump MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE's tweet with a video showing images from the Sept. 11 attacks combined with remarks from Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' Rep. Haaland says Trump's go-back remarks 'perplexing and wrongheaded' to Native Americans Trump blasts 'bonkers' media spewing 'Radical Left Democrat views' 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.