Convicted felon Bernie Kerik smears Rep. Ilhan Omar as being “infatuated” with al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah. He offered no proof to back up his claims. In other words, he’s lying.
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 16, 2019
Kerik, ex-head of New York Police Commissioner, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2010 on eight felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. He was nominated for Homeland Security Secretary on the recommendation of Rudy Giuliani. He is hardly the one to attack Rep. Omar.
Kerik’s shameful smear comes as Donald Trump continues to attack Rep. Omar, putting her life in danger. During his visit to Minnesota, Trump told a reporter that she has “been very disrespectful to this country” and “is somebody that doesn’t really understand life, real life.”
During interview w/ KSTP TV in Minnesota, Trump defended his reprehensible tweet about @IlhanMN: "She's been very disrespectful to this country… she is somebody that doesn't really understand life, real life… she's got a way about her that's very very bad for our country." pic.twitter.com/wiSNptg0F3
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2019
This from the dude who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was given millions of dollars by his father but yet he’s attacking Omar, a refugee from Somalia.
Of course, Twitter hammered Bernie Kerik:
Wait, they brought on Bernie Kerik — the guy who co-opted an apartment meant for Ground Zero rescuers and used it to have an extramarital affair — to berate someone *else* for not respecting 9/11?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 16, 2019
It’s time for all advertisers on FOX to take a serious look at the environment of hate and hopefully decide to take their ad dollars someplace else.
— Bob Kaplan (@Bkaplan125) April 16, 2019