California Dem hits Trump Jr. over claims of links to extremist groups
September 16, 2020
A California Democrat hit back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s eldest son on Thursday after Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump Jr. calls elderly supporter who was assaulted Trump Jr. hits Howard Stern for going ‘establishment,’ ‘acting like Hillary’ Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders MORE accused the candidate of links to extremist groups through the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights group.
Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democrat running to replace Rep. Duncan HunterDuncan HunterLobbying world Duncan Hunter granted delayed start to prison sentence over coronavirus New poll shows tight race in key California House race MORE (R-Calif.), tweeted a picture of himself meeting then-candidate Donald Trump in 2015, questioning Trump Jr. whether he could explain why his father was meeting with a so-called “terrorist sympathizer” if the allegations were true.
His tweet followed a message from Trump Jr. calling CAIR, which Campa-Najjar has donated to, a “radical Islamist group.”
“Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr, before retweeting @BreitbartNews charged allegations — might want to check with POTUS. I was given security clearance from the FBI in 2013 and met with @realDonaldTrump in 2015. Do you think your father met with a terrorist sympathizer? Doubt it,” responded Campa-Najjar.
Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr, before retweeting @BreitbartNews charged allegations — might want to check with POTUS. I was given security clearance from the FBI in 2013 and met with @realDonaldTrump in 2015. Click Here: cheap all stars rugby jerseyDo you think your father met with a terrorist sympathizer? Doubt it. pic.twitter.com/ItskH73ixM
— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) October 11, 2018
CAIR has fended off allegations from right-wing organizations including Breitbart News in the past over its alleged affiliations with Hamas, the Palestinian militant group designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. CAIR has repeatedly denied any affiliation with Hamas, and has condemned its terrorist activities.
Campa-Najjar’s race against Hunter received nationwide attention after Hunter was indicted earlier this year on charges of misusing about $250,000 in campaign funds, while vowing to remain in the race.