First and foremost, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is a progressive activist, and these radical leftists are well schooled in how important it is to control the narrative when it comes to political issues.
That’s why the theatrics seen at Monday’s news conference, where Tlaib summoned a few tears while recalling childhood trips to see her grandmother in the West Bank, were received with skepticism by many.
To include President Donald Trump.
The president, who Tlaib called a “motherf–ker” her first week in office, doubled down on earlier accusations that the Palestinian-American lawmaker “hates Israel,” tweeting that he doesn’t “buy” the tears.
“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears?” Trump tweeted. “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!”
And while the liberal media immediately clutched their pearls in outrage over the accusations of “violence [and] craziness,” it’s only been a few weeks since a video surfaced of an out-of-control Tlaib being forcibly removed from an event in Detroit that Trump was speaking at, after interrupting the proceedings.
A screaming Tlaib is seen violently resisting a security officer as he physically removed her.
2016 video of out-of-control Rashida Tlaib being dragged out of an event screaming makes new rounds https://t.co/dWANGK7qlN
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 21, 2019
Monday’s press conference was an opportunity for Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, to draw attention to themselves and play the victim after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred them from visiting the country.
In addition to a long history of anti-Semitic behavior, Netanyahu cited their support for the boycott Israel movement in explaining his decision.
He also called attention to the organization sponsoring Omar and Tlaib’s visit.
“[T]he organization that is funding their trip is Miftah, which is an avid supporter of BDS, and among whose members are those who have expressed support for terrorism against Israel,” he said.
Omar and Tlaib went on the offense against Israel on Monday, and Tlaib recalled her visits there as a child to talk about how terrible Israel is.
Omar, Tlaib spew lies at presser, threaten America’s aid to Israel … no longer an ‘ally’ or a ‘democracy’ https://t.co/foyPZ3qror
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 20, 2019
“As a young girl visiting Palestine to visit my family, I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints… even though she was a United States citizen and proud American,” she said, fighting back tears
She spoke about “shaking with fear” when visiting in a small village “with tanks and guns everywhere,” before going on to claim that she was only “humanizing the pain of oppression” with the planned trip.
Tlaib was called out last week for what little more than a shameless political stunt involving her grandmother, who still lives in the West Bank.
After obtaining permission from Israel to visit her elderly grandmother, following an appeal where Tlaib said it may be the last time she gets to see her, she then publicly rejected the offer.
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