Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called on Twitter to suspend the account of President Donald Trump after he retweeted a false accusation against her on Wednesday.
“They have a responsibility and they set community standards and clearly the president has shown many-a-times that he has violated their community standards,” she said to Politico.
“I don’t even know why his account is not fully suspended,” she added, “why he’s not deplatformed.”
The accusation against Omar retweeted by the president had to do with a video of her dancing to a popular song, and the claim that she was celebrating on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
In fact, that video was from two days later, on September 13, during a celebration of the annual legislative conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.
CNN’s Jake Tapper reported how the false accusations unraveled on social media.
“The president of the United States RTs the lie to his 64.4 million followers that she was dancing on the anniversary of 9/11. It’s completely false, it’s a smear, and no doubt it raises security issues,” he tweeted.
The tweet from Terrence Williams, a popular Trump supporter, made the accusation against Omar, and he excoriated her in his own video.
“Is there really no one in the @WhiteHouse, no one in the @GOP, who sees that this is indecent and unacceptable behavior?,” he added in a second tweet.
Williams deleted the video from his account.
Omar also tweeted about the video, and accused the president of putting her life at risk.
“This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress,” she said. “The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk.”
“What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?” she asked.
Here’s more about the errant Trump tweet:
Trump Retweets Video Falsely Claiming Ilhan Omar Danced On 9/11