Omar’s Bloomberg tweet deemed anti-Semitic ‘dog whistle,’ even by leftists like Martina Navratilova

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Anti-Semitic Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s latest bout of alleged anti-Semitism was so blatant that it attracted criticism from one of the world’s best female tennis players of all time.

“This is a wrong thing to say, Congresswoman,” retired Czechoslovak-born American tennis champion Martina Navratilova tweeted late Saturday afternoon.

She posted the tweet after Omar dropped what some have argued may be her most anti-Semitic tweet to date:

Responding to a CNBC report that Jewish billionaire Leon G. Cooperman had pledged his support for Michael Bloomberg, a fellow Jewish billionaire who’s reportedly positioned himself to enter the 2020 race, the Muslim congresswoman dismissively tweeted, “I wonder why?”

To many, the tweet bore a disturbing resemblance to what she tweeted in February, when she suggested that U.S. politicians are beholden to Israeli money.

And even Navratilova, a far-leftist whose Twitter feed contains a hodgepodge of left-wing agitprop about President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans (look below), appeared to agree.

Navratilova wasn’t alone.

Also among the critics were polling expert Josh Jordan, “non-binary” political commentator Chad Felix Greene, renowned conservative commentator Mark Levin, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, among many others.

Besides describing the congresswoman’s tweet as anti-Semitic, they also accused it of being a “dog whistle.”

Look:

In response to the accusations, Omar chose to retweet a defense of her position by one of the country’s most notorious anti-Semites, Linda Sarsour.

“Oh for God’s sake, stop this ridiculousness. This obsession with every word Ilhan says or tweets is tired and it’s getting old,” Sarsour wrote.

Sarsour is a Palestinian activist who boasts ties to Louis Farrakhan, an even more notorious anti-Semite who’s frequently ranted about his hatred for the “wicked Jews” and “Satanic Jews.”

Omar also retweeted Leah Greenberg, the co-executive director of the far-left anti-Trump “resistance” group known as Indivisible Team.

Greenberg was among a slew of leftists who tried to claim that the congresswoman had been commenting on the fact that a billionaire is supporting another billionaire.

Observe:

But three facts seem to belie this argument.

First, the congresswoman hasn’t pushed back on the anti-Semites who’ve endorsed her remarks:

Second, this isn’t the first time — or even the second time — she’s posted or said something that could be construed as being anti-Semitic.

Third, after a report emerged on Saturday that Jeff Bezos, another billionaire, had asked Bloomberg to run for office, the congresswoman said nothing.

In the words of Omar, “I wonder why? ?”

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