Senior Trump campaign adviser shares fake video to incite hatred against Ilhan Omar

Washington (QNN)- Senior 2020 Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson used a 2015 video showing a Ukrainian rocket launch alongside comments about this weekend’s Israeli aggression on Gaza, asking Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar whether she will condemn it.

Pierson, who was Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign spokesperson and is a frequent cable news guest, shared the video—which was first posted online in 2015 and reportedly shows Ukraine launching dozens of rockets at Russian-backed separatists—on Sunday.

Alongside the video, she told her 465,000 Twitter followers about the attacks, describing them as “650 Rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza” and demanded Minnesota Democrat Omar, who is the target of frequent conservative attacks, to condemn the Palestinians, not mentioning the 28 Palestinians, who were murdered by Israeli airstrikes on civilian buildings and concentrations.

“650 Rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza in an attempt to overwhelm Israels Iron Dome: 173 intercepts, 4 people killed, and 28 wounded. What is @IlhanMN response to this violence? Will she condemn it?” Pierson tweeted Sunday.

Pierson’s tweet was met with outrage, as many users shared the original links to the 2015 video and condemning her for the lie and inciting racial, religious hatred against Muslim, Somali lawmaker Ilhan Omar.

Pierson later acknowledged the backlash against her “gaslighting” her followers. But she doubled down on the misleading tweet, saying “the video is used as a ‘gif’ to underscore what hundreds of rockets would look like to Americans. It’s not tagged nor did I say ‘This is’ so let’s get back to Omar’s response. Anyone have it?”

On Sunday, Omar tweeted, “How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends? The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.” Her tweet apparently offended Pierson and other right-wing and pro-Israel figures on Twitter, including Liz Cheney, Ari Fleischer and Ryan Saavedra.

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