Rick Scott said Sunday that President Donald Trump's threat to place immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities might just be the President trying to "make everybody insane".
The exchange between the president and Oakland's mayor comes after another week of twists and turns in Trump's quest to implement his immigration agenda.
Just last week, police arrested a 55-year-old man in NY state for allegedly calling her office with a graphic death threat in which he reportedly labelled her a "terrorist".
The video spliced news footage of 9/11 with a clip from a speech Omar gave last month in which she described the terror attack as "some people did something".
In response to Trump's tweet, Omar on Saturday said: "No one person - no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious - can threaten my unwavering love for America".
U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. -Mexico border during remarks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2019.
Critics accuse Omar of offering a flippant description of the assailants behind the attack that killed almost 3,000 people.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders noted that then-President George W. Bush, a Republican, went to a mosque after 9/11 to assure Muslim Americans that they are not criminals and terrorists.
The clip, which had been viewed more than 9.4 million times as of Sunday afternoon, ends with the words: "SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WE REMEMBER".
Some Democrats accuse Trump of stirring up the same kind of Islamophobia that Omar was decrying. Democrats who criticized the president over the tweet defended Omar, with some noting their past disagreements with her. Some also noted their past disagreements with her.
"Certainly President is wishing no ill will, certainly not violence towards anyone", Sanders told broadcaster ABC News' "This Week" show.
She has been accused of anti-Semitism over comments she made about Israel and pro-Israel lobbyists. She claimed they saw their civil liberties infringed upon, and she referred to the events as an instance when "some people did something".
Omar repeatedly has pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory with comments about Israel and the strength of the Jewish state's influence in Washington.
Initially, White House and Homeland Security officials said the plan had been scrapped, but on Friday, President Trump confirmed the report, telling reporters, "We'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it".