The U.S. president drew sharp rebukes from progressive members of U.S. Congress and key presidential candidates for posting the video.
The video spliced news footage of 9/11 with a clip from a speech Omar gave last month to Council of American-Islamic Relations, Muslim civil rights, and advocacy group.
Omar said that Muslims had “lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”
She added, “some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
The critics of the president said he took Omar’s words out of context in order to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment.