CNN anchor Chris Cuomo criticized President Donald Trump for his swift condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, while keeping Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa "silent".
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On Tuesday, the president called on Omar to resign after she suggested on Twitter that Republicans who support Israel are bought by groups like AIPAC.
Cuomo criticized Omar's tweets and raised the question of whether the House Democrats should do more to punish the first-year congresswoman with a "legitimate question." He then dismissed the "useless" comparison of his statements against King's, who was fired from his committees after defending the terms. "White Supremacist" and "White Nationalist".
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However, he addressed the president for the comments he made to the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015, where he told them he did not want their money and that they "want to control their own politician."
"Now, why is it different? Is it because Omar is Muslim and wears a hijab? I heard a lot of that and it's not right," Cuomo said.
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"For the sake of argument, let's assume that the president now thinks fanaticism should not be tolerated, that's why he moved to Omar, so where was he in Steve King? Not a single damn word about years of conversation. ugly, exclusionary and divisive, his entire party moved towards King, the whole Congress, and this president did not say anything, "the CNN anchorman continued.
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Asked why Trump was silent about King's comments, Cuomo told his viewers that he "agrees" with King's fanaticism or that he "saw nothing" given the constant criticism of the left and the media.
"So, when it comes to Omar, the selective indignation of the president is transparent," Cuomo added. "Ignoring fanaticism unless it suits you politically is wrong, Mr. President, we think you learned this lesson, there are no good people on both sides when it comes to intolerance, and there is no such intolerance, what you ignore, you empower. case, what you ignore, you may have to own it.