Friday night, the president of the United States incited violence against Rep. Ilhan Omar by playing a video of a speech she gave out of context. The video was met with vitriol from people all over the internet, and even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi chimed in to put the president in his place.
This is the video Trump tweeted:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
This is the response Pelosi posted Saturday morning calling for the behavior to stop:
As we visit our troops in Stuttgart to thank them and be briefed by them, we honor our first responsibility as leaders to protect and defend the American people. It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 13, 2019
Not everyone was very happy with the fact that Pelosi didn’t stand up for Rep. Omar as hard as she maybe should have, but at least that last line hints at the fact that the president put Omar in danger with his tweet.
The responses Pelosi got were pretty much what you’d expect. People are furious. Below are the best reactions to her post: