Gun control activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is back in the limelight, tweeting over the weekend that seeing video of the 9/11 attacks is “triggering.” His claim, however, was met with criticism and anger.
Hogg was responding to President Donald Trump, who tweeted out video of the September 11 attacks intercut with a speech by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (MI). In the speech, Omar made a dismissive comment about 9/11, saying “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Many people took offense to the tone of her comments, and even The New York Post blasted her comments, running a picture of the Twin Towers exploding with the headline “Here’s Your Something.”
Many were angered that the comments came from Omar, a devout Muslim who has defended Sharia law in the past, and made anti-Semetic comments towards Israel.
The President’s tweet states “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
The President was largely criticized by Democrats for his criticism. As we previously reported, socialist Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the President was inciting violence toward Omar.
Omar herself is portraying herself as a victim, and says she is receiving death threats since the tweet.
Hogg, for his part, took issue with President Trump’s use of 9/11 footage.
Can we take a moment to think about how triggering the video trump posted for the thousands of people that lost someone they knew in 9/11 ?
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 13, 2019
The responses to David Hogg took issue with his assertion that 9/11 footage should not be shown.
“David, imagine if someone described the absolute tragedy at your school as just some thing that happened by some person,” one Twitter user said. “Rightfully so, you would be absolutely outraged. Well guess what? The people who lost someone in 9/11 have every right to be outraged at Omar.”
David, imagine if someone described the absolute tragedy at your school as just some thing that happened by some person. Rightfully so, you would be absolutely outraged. Well guess what? The people who lost someone in 9/11 have every right to be outraged at Omar
— Coach East (@Jbeast42) April 14, 2019
Others criticized his emotional frailty.
Cmon, man…With all due respect, Americans are tougher than that… You have to stay in control of your emotions… If you let things outside of your self trigger you, well, there’s no hope for millennials
— Surfdog (@surfdog1957) April 14, 2019
Some reminded Hogg that he should be offended with Omar’s remarks, not the response.
I’m guessing what was more upsetting were Ilhan’s comments and the lefts lack of response My neighbor is a 911 responder as NYFD and NYPD he spent 2 years doing site recovery and is now a 911 cancer victim, his problem is with Ilhan not Trump I’ll take his opinion over yours.
— Mark Byassee (@ByasseeMark) April 15, 2019
I was a few blocks away on 9/11 and had to evacuate as the towers fell. I don't need you to protect me from the truth of what happened that day @davidhogg111. I was there, I saw and felt the evil and I will NEVER forget who did it and why. Knowledge is power, you fool.
— Miss Fee (@fionathepest) April 15, 2019
Now do Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/DUHQ2TwBRR
— Eric Shaffer (@realEricShaffer) April 15, 2019
But Omar’s words weren’t triggering? What is wrong with you?
— Samurai Apocalypse (@starlasworld) April 15, 2019
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