Trump gives Rashida Tlaib verbal spanking

By WND Staff

President Trump weighed in Tuesday on Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s tears over a missed opportunity to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the Palestinian territories, calling the Muslim congresswoman an “anti-Semite.”

The Michigan lawmaker posted on Twitter a video of her crying as she was speaking to a small group of supporters. But she failed to mention that while Israel had denied entry to her and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., because of their support for the anti-Israel BDS Movement, it offered her a humanitarian visa to visit her grandmother, which Tlaib rejected.

“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!

On Monday, Tlaib and Omar held a press conference in which they called for eliminating aid to Israel, contending the Jewish state is not a democracy and an ally of the United States.

Tlaib criticized the Israeli security wall, which has helped drastically reduce terrorist attacks.

‘Provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel’

After rejecting Israel’s offer of a humanitarian visa, Tlaib explained Friday she would not go because “visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in – fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”

Israel’s interior minister, Aryeh Deri, tweeted Friday that Tlaib’s rejection shows her request “was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel.”

Apparently, the Israeli official said, Tlaib’s “hatred” for the Jewish state outweighs her love for her 90-year-old grandmother.

“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib just tweeted that she will not visit Israel. Last night, she sent me a letter asking me to allow her to visit her grandmother, who is in her 90s, because ‘this might be my last opportunity to see her,” Deri wrote on Twitter. “I agreed to this humanitarian request, but it turns out that it that it was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel.”

Tlaib tweeted Friday that when she won her House seat in Michigan last fall, “it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions.”

“I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my city to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” she wrote.

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me,” Tlaib said, referring to her grandmother. “It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”

The original trip planned by Tlaib and Omar was partly sponsored by a Palestinian organization whose members have expressed sympathy for terrorist activities and support the BDS movement, the Tennessee Star reported.

The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy, better known as Miftah, was founded by the well-known Palestinian legislator, activist and spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi.

In a 2017 interview, she dismissed Palestinian terrorist attacks by saying they are “seen by the people as resistance.” Miftah’s website describes female suicide bomber Wafa Idrees as among a few young women who chose to “join the ranks of the resistance movement.” In 2002, Idrees killed an 81-year-old and wounded another 150 Israelis.

‘Those who deny our right to exist’

On Thursday, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely announced Tlaib and Omar would not be allowed in the country because of a 2017 law that bars entry to anyone who publicly supports the BDS movement. BDS stands for boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel, which critics say has the aim of eliminating the Jewish state.

“We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision, Hotovely told Israeli public radio.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote on Facebook that “the two-member congressional visitation plan shows that their intent is to hurt Israel and increase its unrest against it.”

On Thursday, prior to Israel’s announcement of its decision to ban the congresswomen, President Trump tweeted that it “would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit.”

“They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds,” Trump wrote. “Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!”

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