Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Criticized for Calling Jewish White House Adviser Stephen Miller ‘a White Nationalist’

Donald Trump Jr. came to White House adviser Stephen Miller’s defense Monday after Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar called Miller a “white nationalist” on social media. 

“Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar tweeted about the man who is widely seen as the architect of President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies. “The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.”

Omar’s tweet included a link to an article suggesting Miller was behind Trump’s decision not to withdraw the nomination of Ronald Vitiello to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in order to take ICE in a “tougher direction.”

The president’s eldest son hit back against the freshman Democrat from Minnesota – who has been criticized on multiple occasions for comments that were widely perceived as anti-Semitic – in a tweet pointing out that Miller is Jewish.

“I see that the head of the Farrakhan Fan Club, @IlhanMN, took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a ‘white nationalist’ because she apparently has no shame,” Trump Jr. tweeted in an apparent reference to Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam who has a history of making what some say were anti-Semitic statements.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., also sharply criticized Omar’s remark on Twitter.

“During my time in Congress before @IlhanOmar got here, I didn’t once witness another Member target Jewish people like this with the name calling & other personal attacks,” Zeldin tweeted. “In 2019 though, for @IlhanOmar, this is just called Monday.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, William Cummings