- The Washington Times - Monday, February 11, 2019

President Trump said Monday night that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar “should be ashamed of herself” for saying that lawmakers’ support for Israel was influenced by money.

“I think it was a terrible statement,” the president told reporters aboard Air Force One. “I think she should be ashamed of herself. And I don’t think her apology was adequate.”

Ms. Omar, of Minnesota, apologized Monday for tweeting that lawmakers’ support of Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” a reference to cash.

She apologized under pressure from Democratic leaders, but hours retweeted a thread defending her claim that campaign contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee buy support for the group’s positions.

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