Freshman lawmaker Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested on Monday that President Donald Trump is not really human when asked to compare him to former President Barrack Obama.
Hays asked the congresswoman, "Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?"
"Absolutely not. That is silly to even equate the two. One is human and one is really not," Omar said before getting in an elevator.
Fox News' Guerin Hays asks Ilhan Omar about last week's Politico article: "Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?"
Omar: "Absolutely not. … One is human the other is not"
Omar's dehumanizing remarks come after she was slammed last week for anti-Semitism pic.twitter.com/zFvi4KoicY
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Omar's comments about President Trump's humanity come on the heels of an anti-Semitism scandal in the Democratic Party.
Democrats in the House of Representatives scrambled to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism following outrage over Omar's repeated comments about Israel and the Jewish people. But the party couldn't agree on rejecting only Omar's comments – more about that in a moment.
In 2012, the Somali-born congresswoman tweeted, "Israel has hypnotized the world. May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel."
Last month, she appeared on a news program and accused Israel of not being a real democracy because it is a Jewish State. She also wrote that US support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins baby" and implied that Jewish organizations like AIPAC have bribed American lawmakers.
A few weeks after that, she told an audience in Washington, DC, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country." That remark sparked allegations that she was playing up the old anti-Semitic trope of dual loyalty.
Omar faced immense pressure from all sides of the political spectrum and apologized for her earlier comments. But she's standing her ground on her more recent remarks about Jews and Israel.
The House resolution was created to denounce Omar's anti-Semitic statements without mentioning her by name, but her supporters urged the House to turn it into a referendum on all bigotry – including so-called Islamophobia.