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Donald Trump targets Muslim congresswoman with graphic 9/11 video

Leading presidential candidates have come to the defence of one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, after President Trump used a 9/11 video to attack her.

The president shared a video which included footage of her speaking and graphic images of the 9/11 terror attacks.

In the video, Omar is shown saying some people did something, in between footage of planes hitting the Twin Towers and people fleeing buildings.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 30, 2018 representative-elect Ilhan Omar, D-MN, attends a press conference in the House Visitors Center at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump said on March 6, 2019 it was "shameful" that Democrats have not taken a tougher stance on anti-Semitism, following controversial remarks about Israel by one of the first Muslim women in Congress. The criticism comes as Democrats grapple with how to reprimand one of their own, first-term Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, for her repeated criticisms of Israel and a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington that prides itself on its influence in US politics. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Ilhan Omar is one of the first Muslim women elected to the US Congress (Picture: AFP)

While Republicans accused her of downplaying the attacks, Democrats and others have come to her defence saying the comments were taken out of context and accused the president of Islamophobia.

Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren condemned the presidents remarks, with Senator Sanders calling the attacks on Omar disgusting and dangerous.

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In the face of increasing attacks by Trump and media outlets, Omar said on Saturday that no one could threaten her unwavering love for America.

I did not run for Congress to be silent, Omar wrote on Twitter, less than a day after the president shared a video.

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, smiles as she stands between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, left, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as Democrats rally outside the Capitol ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," a bill which aims to expand voting rights and strengthen ethics rules, in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. House Democrats are rounding the first 100 days of their new majority taking stock of their accomplishments, noting the stumbles and marking their place as a frontline of resistance to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Omar said no one could threaten her unwavering love for America (Picture: AP)

She thanked supporters for standing against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country.

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