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Trump mocks Omar a day after arrest is made in threat to congresswoman

Omar responds on Twitter; threat suspect in custody

April 06, 2019 - 7:31 am

There is more back-and-forth between Fifth District Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and President Trump.

This comes after a western New York man was arrested Friday on charges that he threatened to kill Omar, the threat coming in a call to her office last month. 

On Saturday, President Trump, speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2019 Leadership Meeting in Nevada, mocked Omar over her controversial comments on Israel.

Congresswoman Omar took issue with the president's remarks via Twitter:

Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Patrick Carlineo of Addison, NY, contacted Omar's Washington office by telephone at about 12:20 p.m. on March 21, and in an expletive-filled message called her a terrorist and said that he would put a bullet in her.  

Here is part of the transcript of the phone call answerd by an Omar staff member, according to a press release from the US Attorrney's office.

            “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she's a (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull.”

The FBI says Carlineo sounded angry during the call, but spelled his name correctly and provided contact information to a staffer.  

Court documents indicate that Carlineo told the FBI that he is a patriot, loves the president, and hates radical muslims in our government.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday it welcomes the arrest but warned of "normalized hate speech."

Omar is among the first of two Muslim women elected to Congress.

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Carlineo made an initial court appearance Friday and remains in custody.

He's next in court for a detention hearing on April 10 at 10:30 a.m.

The charge of threatening to assault and murder a United States official carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. 

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