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In her first time back on CBS Evening News following her maternity leave Monday, White House correspondent Weijia Jiang appeared to take a swipe at Trump supporters for fueling the feud between President Trump and anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-D). In her report, Jiang put the blame for the “conflict” on Trump while downplaying Omar’s role and anti-Semitism.
After playing a soundbite of an angry Trump supporter shouting “we love America, who do you love,” Jiang suggested: “Dueling protests outside the President's event fueled the feud between Mr. Trump and Democrat Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women in Congress.”
“The conflict started after Mr. Trump tweeted ‘We will never forget’ along with a clip of Omar talking about attacks on Muslims, since September, 11, edited with searing images of that day,” she continued. As for Omar’s responsibility for her comments, Jiang let the Congresswoman off the hook. “Critics claim Omar was too casual in talking about 9/11, but her supporters say the comment made at a conference for the Muslim advocacy group CAIR was taken out of context.”