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Rep. Tlaib: ‘Racist Idiots’ Twisted My Words on Holocaust

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Last week, during his fateful interview with Meghan McCain, Seth Meyers urged The View host to be “careful” with the language she has used to criticize Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been repeatedly accused by the right of promoting anti-Semitism.

Now, it’s Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)—the only other Muslim woman in Congress—who is under fire for the very same thing.

“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”

The president was alluding to comments made by Tlaib, who is of Palestinian descent, about the “calming feeling” she gets when thinking about how the Palestinian people “lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways” all “in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.”

Predictably, Republicans have taken Tlaib’s comments out of context to claim that she said the........

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