Donald Trump has accused Muslim congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of having “tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people” – hours after she said that Republicans were trying to “ignite vile attacks” against her over comments made in a podcast interview.

The president described comments the progressive freshman made in the interview as “horrible” and “highly insensitive”, after she claimed her ancestors created “a safe haven for Jews” following the end of the Holocaust.

“Democrat [Representative] Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.”

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He added: “Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”

The president was referring to a Friday interview with Ms Tlaib on Yahoo’s Skullduggery podcast, in which the politician discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and criticised Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has become close to Mr Trump since he was elected to the White House in 2016. 

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27/50 19 April 2019

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30/50 16 April 2019

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35/50 11 April 2019

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42/50 4 April 2019

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46/50 31 March 2019

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1/50 15 May 2019

Buildings in Hung Hom district are shrouded in coastal fog in Hong Kong, China. In springtime, Hong Kong is affected by alternate cold and warm air. As cold air from the north recedes, warm and humid air comes in from the sea and as the water near the coast is still rather cold, the warm and humid air may be cooled sufficiently by the underlying cold water

EPA

2/50 14 May 2019

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3/50 13 May 2019

A nurse carries a newborn baby after a fire broke out on the terrace of a children’s hospital building in Ahmedabad, India

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4/50 12 May 2019

Members of the action group Extinction Rebellion hold banners in front of the Eiffel Tower after spilling fake blood on the Trocadero esplanade during a demonstration to alert on the state of decline of biodiversity, in Paris. Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse

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An armed police officer greets members of the Muslim community in front of Al Noor mosque as they arrive for the iftar, the evening meal, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Muslims around the world are observing the holiest month of Ramadan, fasting from sunrise to sunset for a month. Ramadan this year will be slightly sombre for New Zealand Muslims – especially those in Christchurch – in the wake of the mosque terror attacks where 51 people died after a gunman opened fire during Friday prayers at Linwood and Al Noor Mosques on March 15

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6/50 10 May 2019

Muslims perform prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar

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7/50 9 May 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets people after posing for a family photo during the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Sibiu, Romania

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9/50 7 May 2019

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo wave as they walk to Insein prison gate as they were freed, after receiving a presidential pardon in Yangon, Myanmar

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10/50 6 May 2019

Students sit in circles as they read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan at Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights

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11/50 5 May 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte ignites the liberation fire during the Liberation festival in Almere, The Netherlands.

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12/50 4 May 2019

Demonstrators wearing bees masks and costumes lie on the ground during a demonstration for biodiversity called by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Paris.

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13/50 3 May 2019

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Opponents to Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro face off with Bolivarian National Guards in armored vehicles, loyal to the president, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops in a call for the military to rise up and oust Madur

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a Russian honor guard after arriving at a railway station in Vladivostok, for the summit to be held with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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26/50 20 April 2019

A protester walks amid tear gas deployed by security services on the 23rd week of Gilets Jaunes protests in Paris

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leaven in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood of Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem

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28/50 18 April 2019

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A young girl runs past UWSA military contingents before a parade held to mark the 30th anniversary of Wa State in Panghsang, also called Pang Kham of autonomous Wa region, north-eastern Myanmar. Wa declared itself as an independent State on 17 April 1989. Although the government of Myanmar does not recognize the sovereignty of Wa State, Myanmar military has adopted a ceasefire with the state since 9 May 1989. Wa State has been notorious for drug smuggling in the Golden Triangle of the last 30 years, although it declared its region a drug-free zone in 2005

EPA

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Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris

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Indonesian soldiers and police at a general security roll call for the upcoming general elections in Jakarta. Some 192 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot in the world’s third-biggest democracy, with a record 245,000 candidates vying for positions from the presidency and parliamentary seats all the way down to local council jobs

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Hindu devotees throw holy flammable powder onto a fire as they perform rituals during Gajan Festival celebrations in Kolkata. The festival falls on the last day of the Bengali calendar which also coincides with the birth of Lord Shiva, according to Hindu mythology

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A woman visits the exhibition ‘Mirrors: In and Out of Reality’ in Barcelona, Spain. Maths, physics and photonics melt in this exhibition presented by Cosmocaixa in which visitors can enter a big kaleidoscope to walk through and experience with the effects and particularities of mirrors. The exhibition will be open to public until 6 June 2019

EPA

35/50 11 April 2019

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The first ever photo a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no mater or light can escape

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Sudanese protesters chant slogans as they rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum. Sudan’s police ordered its forces to avoid intervening against protesters as three Western nations threw their weight behind demonstrators’ demands for a political transition plan in the country

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays with a handball given to her by the German Handball Federation’s president as she received the German national handball team at the Chancellery in Berlin

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People hold candles as they attend a night vigil and prayer at the Amahoro Stadium as part of the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide, in Kigali, Rwanda. April 7 begins 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people who were slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began

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A portion of the field of 1,500 participants begins the trek to the highest point over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway’s longest span during the Seven Mile Bridge Run Saturday. The event features entrants running a course over the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico and helps to raise funds for local youth athletic programs

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A refugee father and son lie on railway tracks to prevent a train from leaving a station during a protest in Athens, Greece. Dozens of migrants staged a protest in Athens central train station disrupting all railway services in the hope they will be transported to the Greek border and join other refugees attempting to follow a 2016 migration route towards northern Europe

Getty

42/50 4 April 2019

Security agents and police officers hold back migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp at Porte de la Chapelle, in the north of Paris. More than 300 migrants and refugees were evacuated on early April 4 from a makeshift camp to accomodation structures

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43/50 3 April 2019

An Alexandra township resident gestures and they part is clashes with the Johannesburg Metro Police, South Africa during a total shutdown of the township due to protest against the lack of service delivery or basic necessities such as access to water and electricity, housing difficulties and lack of public road maintenance

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44/50 2 April 2019

Children eat next to the debris of damaged homes at Purainiya village in Nepal’s southern Bara district near Birgunj, following a rare spring storm. The freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured

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45/50 1 April 2019

A forensic expert works next to the remains of a small plane that crashed near Erzhausen, Germany. Natalia Fileva, chairwoman and co-owner of Russia’s second largest airline S7, died when a private jet she was in crashed near Frankfurt on Sunday, the company said

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46/50 31 March 2019

Ukrainian comic actor and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers a speech following the announcement of the first exit poll in a presidential election at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine

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47/50 30 March 2019

Catalan pro-independence protesters throw rocks during a counter-demonstration against a protest called by Spanish far-right party Vox against the Catalan independence push in Barcelona. Polls suggest Vox, which campaigns against illegal immigration and “radical” feminism, will become the first far-right party to win seats in the Spanish parliament since the late 70s and could emerge as a kingmaker in Spain’s increasingly fragmented political landscape

AFP/Getty

48/50 29 March 2019

Protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continue in Algeria despite the announcement on 11 March that he will not run for a fifth Presidential term and postponement of presidential elections previously scheduled for 18 April 2019 until further notice

EPA

49/50 28 March 2019

Firefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka after a huge fire tore through it, killing at least five people with many others feared trapped in the latest major fire to hit the Bangladesh capital

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50/50 27 March 2019

A Palestinian protester moves a burning tire during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank

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“There’s always kind of a calming feeling when I think of the tragedy of the Holocaust, that it was my ancestors – Palestinians – who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity and their existence, in many ways, has been wiped out … in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-Holocaust, post-tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time,” Ms Tlaib said. “And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that in many ways.”

Ms Tlaib has said she does not support a two-state solution under Mr Netanyahu due to the prime minister’s current doctrine, acknowledging her stance could change if he “gets up tomorrow morning and decides: ‘I’m going to take down the walls, I’m not going to expand settlements, enough is enough.’” 

The comments immediately sparked backlash online, with one well-known Imam lashing out against Ms Tlaib on Twitter, writing: “You’re the guest here, not the Jewish people.” 

Ms Tlaib has since said her remarks were miscategorised by Republicans purposefully smearing her. 

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“Policing my words, twisting & turning them to ignite vile attacks on me will not work,” the Democrat wrote on Twitter. 

“All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably,” she continued. “I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win.”

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